After-Final Practice: Navigating PTO Options to Compact Patent Prosecution
Utilizing After-Final Consideration Pilot 2.0, Pre-Appeal Conference and More
A live 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on the various USPTO options for responding after the 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 update participants 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.
Founding and Managing Partner
Dr. Song, Ph.D. brings more than a decade’s experience in patent practice, including patent prosecution, client... | Read More
Dr. Song, Ph.D. brings more than a decade’s experience in patent practice, including patent prosecution, client counseling, patent portfolio management & transactions, patent litigation in U.S. federal district courts and Section 337 investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She has significant experience in a wide range of electrical, computer, and biomedical technologies.Close
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