Navigating the Patent Prosecution Highway and Other Accelerated Filing Options
Evaluating the Different Options, Weighing the Benefits and Risks, Obtaining Patent Protection
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to patent counsel on the use of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) and other ways to fast track examination. The panel will examine the pros and cons of options and will discuss factors to consider when determining whether to pursue accelerated prosecution and which avenue to take. The panel will offer best practices for avoiding common mistakes and obtaining patent protection.
- PPH examining procedures
- Special PPH issues
- Decision process
- Factors to consider
- Track One
- Track Two (e.g., normal prosecution)
- First Action Interview
- Other avenues to consider
The panel will review these and other noteworthy issues:
- What options are available to accelerate a patent prosecution, and what are the pros and cons of each?
- What factors should patent counsel consider when determining whether seeking accelerated patent protection is the best avenue for prosecution?
- What are the key considerations for patent counsel drafting applications when accelerated patent protection is anticipated?
Ralph G. Fischer
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Mr. Fischer practices in the fields of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law. His work involves a... | Read More
Mr. Fischer practices in the fields of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law. His work involves a wide range of technical subjects including mechanical, electrical, electronic, e-commerce, biotech, chemical, metallurgical and computer fields. He has obtained and litigated patents on a variety of products including computers, communication systems, business methods, medical devices, and more. He has experience in patent solicitation, licensing, ITC investigations, trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings, and registration of trademarks and copyrights.Close
Duane A. Stewart, III
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Mr. Stewart integrates complex science and legal matters at a high level. He specializes in explaining complex... | Read More
Mr. Stewart integrates complex science and legal matters at a high level. He specializes in explaining complex intellectual property law concepts in a way that is accessible. Mr. Stewart focuses on patent prosecution, portfolio management and litigation; trademark procurement and portfolio management; and analysis and due diligence for transactions including IP. His patent practice includes preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign utility and design patents in the pharmaceuticals, fragrance, home products and biotechnology fields. Mr. Stewart is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Chemical Practice Group.Close