After-Final Practice: Navigating PTO Options to Compact Patent Prosecution
Utilizing After-Final Consideration Pilot 2.0, Pre-Appeal Conference and More
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on the various USPTO options for responding after final rejection of a patent application. The panel will review the basics of each option and focus on strategic considerations and using different options. The panel will also provide an update on the ongoing pilot program, review statistics and discuss their experiences.
- The value proposition of various after-final options
- Final action, now what?
- The examiner
- Best practices
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What options are available to patent counsel upon receiving a final rejection to a patent application?
- What should patent counsel consider when determining if—and which—PTO option to use in response to a final rejection?
- How can patent counsel and applicants leverage the PTO options for compact patent prosecution?
Justin J. Cassell
Mr. Cassell counsels clients through the full range of patent needs, from patent procurement to opinions preparation to... | Read More
Mr. Cassell counsels clients through the full range of patent needs, from patent procurement to opinions preparation to licensing. He has drafted and prosecuted many patent applications in close cooperation with inventors, and actively ushers PCT national stage applications into the U.S. and works closely with foreign counsel on national stage applications in patent offices outside of the U.S. Mr. Cassell’s counseling and practice also involves reexaminations and other post grant reviews as an aspect for resolving issues and disputes.Close
Mandy J. Song, Ph.D.
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Dr. Song practices all aspects of patent-related work, including patent litigation in U.S. federal district courts and... | Read More
Dr. Song practices all aspects of patent-related work, including patent litigation in U.S. federal district courts and Section 337 investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), post-grant proceedings before the PTAB, patent prosecution and client counseling. In addition to her litigation practice, she manages large patent portfolios for clients. Dr. Song has handled all aspects of patent procurement, including preparing and prosecuting hundreds of patent applications. She routinely interviews inventors to develop invention disclosures, drafts new patent applications in a broad range of complex technologies, and conducts interviews with patent examiners. Dr. Song has significant experience in a wide range of electrical technologies.Close