Bradley J. Hulbert, MBHB partner and adjunct professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, will join fellow professors in “Making Infringers Pay: A Lunchtime Roundtable Discussion”. The event, open to Chicago-Kent students, faculty, and staff, takes place on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at 12:00 noon.
In eBay Inc. v. MercExchange L.L.C., the Supreme Court made clear that permanent injunctions are not always available in patent cases. Thus, infringers may be required to pay but not have to stop infringing a patent. The case has profound implications for inventions that are only components of larger devices and for “patent trolls,” companies that own patents but do not produce any goods. This roundtable will explore the role of injunctions in patent, copyright, and trademark law, exploring their similarities and differences.