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Section 112(a) Enablement and Written Description: Leveraging CCPA and Early Federal Circuit Decisions

Capitalizing on Precedent to Withstand 112(a) Rejections and Attacks on Patent Validity and Patentability

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Navigating the Patent Prosecution Highway and Other Accelerated Filing Options

Evaluating the Different Options, Weighing the Benefits and Risks, Obtaining Patent Protection

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Functional Claiming for Mechanical and Electrical Arts

Surviving 112(f) and Disclosing Functional Basis to Meet Heightened Standard of Review

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Patent Cooperation Treaty: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks, Obtaining International Patent Protection

Navigating the PCT, Priority, Selection of International Authorities, PCT Search and Examination, and More

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Negotiating IP Rights in Industry Sponsored Research Agreements

Structuring Ownership, Licensing, Assignment, Confidentiality, Publication and Use Provisions

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Design Patents: Meeting Obviousness and Novelty Requirements

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Recent Patent Law Webinars

Design Patent Claim Construction: Navigating Written Description, Ornamentality, Functionality and More

Drafting Claims to Withstand Scrutiny and Avoiding Claim Limitation Attack

Conducted on August 10, 2017

Patents and Export Control Compliance: Managing Risk and Avoiding Unintentional Violations

Minimizing Export Control Liability in Patent Application Preparation, Development and Analysis of Innovation, and Licensing

Conducted on August 3, 2017

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