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Strafford – FTO Opinions, Examiner Interactions, Patent Drafting and More

Date of webinar: June 6, 2017 from 9am-5:30pm

Webinar topic: Patent Prosecution – FTO Opinions, Examiner Interactions, Patent Drafting and More

Several thousand U.S. and foreign patent applications are filed each year. The increasing number of Federal Circuit patent opinions and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) becoming the new battlefield for patent wars should serve as a reminder of the need to do things right on the front end for quality patent applications that will result in strong, enforceable claims. Patent attorneys attending this seminar will gain an understanding of the complexities of seeking patent protection; leveraging the examiner count system and interacting with examiners; obtaining the desired claim construction; minimizing infringement risks; and solidifying novelty, non-obviousness, enablement, and written description positions.


9-10:30am: Freedom-to-Operate Opinions

10:45-12:15: USPTO Examiner Count System and Examiner Interview Strategies

12:30-1:45: Reflections on PTAB and Where is Patent Law Heading

2-3pm: Overcoming 101 Rejections

      Presented by Charlie Bieneman, Bejin Bieneman PLC and Katherine M. Kowalchyk, Merchant & Gould

3:15-4:15: Drafting Patent Applications to Withstand PTAB Scrutiny

4:30-5:30: Conflicts in Patent Prosecution

For more information and to register, visit the Strafford website.