The 3rd National Forum on

Wage & Hour Claims & Class Actions

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

About

Do you have the latest and most effective strategies for litigating wage and hour claims and class actions?

Wage and hour claims continue to be a red-hot issue. In 2005, the number of wage and hour class actions in state and federal courts exceeded all other forms of class actions. And the number of class actions continues to increase as attorneys representing workers have launched new and creative actions against employers.

In this environment, you need the to remain up to date on the newest developments and strategies for ensuring the best outcome for your company or client. ACI's 3rd National Forum on Wage and Hour Claims and Class Actions publication will give you important insights and practical guidance regarding these significant topics. Focusing on both California and federal law, top wage and hour specialists Get the most up to date information on:

  • Strategies for mediating your wage & hour action
  • Impact of the Class Action Fairness Act on wage and hour litigation
  • The growing significance of good faith defence
  • Practical procedural and substantive issues arising in wage and hour actions in state and federal courts
  • Current expectations of state and federal regulators conducting audits

Contents & Contributors

About

Do you have the latest and most effective strategies for litigating wage and hour claims and class actions?

Wage and hour claims continue to be a red-hot issue. In 2005, the number of wage and hour class actions in state and federal courts exceeded all other forms of class actions. And the number of class actions continues to increase as attorneys representing workers have launched new and creative actions against employers.

In this environment, you need the to remain up to date on the newest developments and strategies for ensuring the best outcome for your company or client. ACI's 3rd National Forum on Wage and Hour Claims and Class Actions publication will give you important insights and practical guidance regarding these significant topics. Focusing on both California and federal law, top wage and hour specialists Get the most up to date information on:

  • Strategies for mediating your wage & hour action
  • Impact of the Class Action Fairness Act on wage and hour litigation
  • The growing significance of good faith defence
  • Practical procedural and substantive issues arising in wage and hour actions in state and federal courts
  • Current expectations of state and federal regulators conducting audits

Contents & Contributors


USPTO IDS PROPOSAL EVALUATION FROM A PHARMACUETICAL PERSPECTIVE
Dr. Elaine M. Ramesh, Intellectual Property Department, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., (Lincolnshire, IL)

"TIGHTENING UP" CONTINUATION AND CLAIMS PRACTICE
Jeffrey J. Hoehenshell, Medtronic, Inc., (Minneapolis, MN)

USPTO PROPOSED RULE CHANGES TO EXAMINATION OF CLAIMS IN PATENT APPLICATIONS: HIGHLIGHTS, ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES AND PRACTICE STRATEGIES
Arvie J. Anderson, Eli Lilly and Company, (Indianapolis, IN)

"TIGHTENING UP" CONTINUATION AND CLAIMS PRACTICE
Michael A. Sartori, PhD, Venable LLP, (Washington, DC)

SPEEDING UP THE PROCESS? EVALUATING IDS AND THE ACCELERATED EXAMINATION PROCESS
Wilburn Chesser, Arent Fox PLLC, (Washington, DC)
Dr. Elaine M. Ramesh, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc (Lincolnshire, IL)

BRACING FOR THE IMPACT OF USPTO REFORM: STRATEGIES FOR COMPLEX PATENT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Rouget (Ric) Henschel, Foley & Lardner LLP, (Washington, DC)
Mark S. Walker, IBM Corp., (Austin, TX)

THE RETURN OF THE SUPREME COURT TO THE BAR OF PATENTS
John F. Duffy, The George Washington School of Law, (Washington, DC)

KSR V TELEFLEX: REINSTATING SUPREME COURT AUTHORITY OVER THE STANDARD OF PATENTABILITY
James W. Dabney, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP, (New York, NY)
John F. Duffy,The George Washington School of Law, (Washington, DC)

THE PATENT TROLL GAME
Roger Kennedy, Oracle International Corp (Redwood Shores, CA)

CORPORATE PATENT CONGRESS: "THE PATENT TROLL GAME"
Terry Ludlow, Chipworks, (Ottawa, Ontario)

WHY IS EVERYBODY PICKING ON ME? DEFENDING YOUR COMPANY AGAINSTS BULLIES AND TROLLS
Terry Ludlow, Chipworks, (Ottawa, Ontario)



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