Eric Olavson, Senior Attorney, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC to Speak at the Knowledge Groupís event

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Eric Olavson, Senior Attorney, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC will speak at the Knowledge Groupís webcast entitled: ďThe Patent Venue Landscape after TC Heartland: Everything You Need to Know LIVE Webcast.Ē End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 17, 2018 - This event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET).

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    About Eric Olavson
    Eric Olavson is an attorney with Dunlap Bennett & Ludwigís Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He practices in the fields of intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. He has worked extensively on cases involving patent, trademark, and copyright claims. Within the last year, Mr. Olavson has been involved in several pre and post-TC Heartland venue disputes. Additionally, he has considerable experience in conducting venue-related discovery, including taking no less than seven venue depositions within the last year.

    Mr. Olavson earned his J.D. from The George Washington University, and his bachelorís degree from Brigham Young University. He is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, the Federal Circuit, the Eastern District of Texas, and the Eastern District of Virginia.

    About Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC
    Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig is an intellectual property law firm located in metropolitan Washington, DC.

    Event Synopsis:

    The Federal Circuit's 2017 decision in TC Heartland has created a paradigm shift on how litigants in patent cases choose a venue. For decades, patent holders were allowed to sue for infringement in almost any federal district court wherever personal jurisdiction could be established, allowing non-practicing entities (NPEs) to choose venues that would create heavy pressure on defendants to settle and avoid costly litigation. However, with the recent court decision, patent litigation cases have been limited to districts in states where the defendant is incorporated or has a regular and established place of business only.

    The sudden shift in the patent venue landscape may create new patent challenges, and may give rise to more complicated risks and pitfalls. To avoid such risks, patent holders and their counsel should keep themselves abreast of the recent trends and developments surrounding this area.

    In this LIVE Webcast a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent updates and trends in the patent venue landscape after the TC Heartland decision. Speakers will also identify key issues and trends involving this significant topic.

    Key topics include:

    - The Patent Venue Landscape: An Overview
    - The TC Heartland Decision
    - Other Recent Court Decisions
    - Rule 12 of the FRCP
    - Identifying Risks and Pitfalls
    - Issues and Legal Considerations
    - What Lies Ahead

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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