Managing Priority Between U.S. and European Patents: Minimizing Ownership, Same Invention, Scope, and Other Risks
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide patent counsel on priority issues when seeking patent protection in both the U.S. and Europe. The panel will discuss the differences between the jurisdictions and the potential pitfalls applicants may encounter, including disparities over ownership which pose some of the biggest risks. The panel will address how to avoid or overcome these challenges and offer best practices for patent filings to avoid priority issues and ensure protection in both the U.S. and EU.
- Priority: the interplay between the U.S. and EU
- Same invention
- Scope: broad vs. narrow claims
- Other risks
- Recent decisions
- Best practices for filing to protect patents in both the U.S. and EU
- Appropriate claims
- Robust disclosure
- Attention to drawings/specification figures
- Consider recent case law
The panel will review these and other high priority issues:
- What are the differences between the U.S. and European approaches to priority?
- What are the considerations for patent counsel drafting U.S. applications when patent protection in Europe is anticipated or desired?
- What are the potential risks that counsel may need to overcome when drafting U.S. or EU patent applications to maximize protection?
Moritz Ammelburg, Ph.D.
Fish & Richardson
Dr. Ammelburg is an imaginative life scientist holding a doctorate in biochemistry. His practice focuses on patent... | Read More
Dr. Ammelburg is an imaginative life scientist holding a doctorate in biochemistry. His practice focuses on patent prosecution in the biotechnology and pharma areas based on his deep understanding of the architecture and function of small compounds as well as macromolecules. Having a special interest in the dynamic law governing supplementary protection certificates (SPCs), he coordinates the prosecution of several families of SPC applications across Europe. Additionally, Dr. Ammelburg passionately fights for his clients in a growing number of opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO).Close
J. Peter Fasse
Fish & Richardson
Mr. Fasse’s practice emphasizes client counseling and patent prosecution in a wide variety of technologies, with... | Read More
Mr. Fasse’s practice emphasizes client counseling and patent prosecution in a wide variety of technologies, with an emphasis on healthcare, medical devices, and other biological and medical fields as well as various green technologies. He helps clients from startups to multinationals to develop competitive worldwide patent strategies and to establish solid and defensible patent portfolios. Mr. Fasse performs competitive patent analyses, identifies third-party patent risks, and provides patentability and freedom to operate opinions. He also has experience in opposing and defending patents before the European Patent Office and in U.S. litigation and post-grant proceedings.Close