BPLA Case Law Committee Meeting: Promega v. Life Technologies
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When: Friday, December 15th 2017
Registration and Networking 8:15am, Meeting 8:30-9:30
Where: Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, Concord
530 Virginia Rd
Concord, Massachusetts  07142
United States
Contact: Valarie Rosen

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 BPLA Case Law Committee

The BPLA Case Law Committee will meet for a lively discussion of the recent damages verdict in Promega v Life Technologies on Friday December 15th at 8:30 am at the Hamilton Brook Smith and Reynolds offices in Concord. Registration and networking start at 8:15.

Discussion Leader: Dustan Bonnin, of Catapult Intelligence

In Promega v. Life Technologies, Defendant admitted infringement under § 271(a), yet Plaintiff ultimately received no damages under § 284. One has to ask just how this did happen.  Let’s take this opportunity to review an admittedly unusual case, where a Supreme Court remand pertaining to § 271(f)(1), a Plaintiff special verdict form providing jury instructions, a Defendant Rule 50(b) motion and (deficient) Plaintiff response, and Plaintiff’s burden to prove damages all combined to alleviate Promega of its ability to enjoy a lost profits damages award.
Promega Corporation v. Life Technologies Corporation, Nos. 20131011, 1029, 1376 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 13, 2017).

Click Here to review the Case Document.


Contact caselaw@bpla.org for more information.

Committee Co Chairs

James Lampert, WilmerHale, Retired

Yvonne Lee, WilmerHale

N. Scott Pierce, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

Valarie Rosen, Cabot Corporation
David Thibodeau, VLP Law Group