The Catholic University of America

 

Title: The Ethical Ramifications of Therasense

Description: This Nov. 9th follow up event to CUA Law’s earlier symposium at the National Press Club brought attorneys from both sides of Therasensev. Becton, Dickinson to the law school mere hours after they argued this important patent law case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. At stake is a probably redefinition of “inequitable conduct” by the court, a ruling that will have profound implications for what must be proven before such conduct can render a patent unenforceable. The participating attorneys geared their remarks to the student audience, talking more about case strategy and preparation than its legal particulars. The 90-minute discussion was moderated by the Hon. Paul R. Michel, retired chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.