Patent Claim Drafting and Construction in 2013
Crafting Claims to Withstand Scrutiny and Avoiding Claim Limitation Attack
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel for defining patent claims, examine recent court treatment of claim construction issues, and offer approaches for claim construction and drafting.
- Claim scope
- Care in defining terms
- Patent profanity
- Avoiding extraneous claim limitation attack
- Incorporation by reference
- Ordinary works
- Functional language
- Key considerations
- Court treatment
- Extrinsic evidence
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the key considerations for counsel in patent drafting?
- What steps can be taken to avoid patent profanity?
- What are the lessons of recent federal circuit decisions on claim construction for patent counsel?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Thomas L. Irving
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Mr. Irving has 35 years of experience in the field of IP law. His practice includes due diligence, patent prosecution,... | Read More
Mr. Irving has 35 years of experience in the field of IP law. His practice includes due diligence, patent prosecution, reissue and reexamination, patent interferences, and counseling, including prelitigation, Orange Book listings of patents covering FDA-approved drugs, and infringement and validity analysis in the chemical fields, as well as litigation. He has served as lead counsel in many patent interferences.Close
Lauren L. Stevens
Foley & Lardner
She practices strategic client counseling and patent procurement in the pharmaceutical area, including the... | Read More
She practices strategic client counseling and patent procurement in the pharmaceutical area, including the preparation of validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions regarding chemical and pharmaceutical patents. She advises clients on intellectual property matters related to a wide range of technologies.Close
Colin G. Sandercock
Mr. Sandercock practices in the areas of patent litigation, procurement, management and enforcement of domestic... | Read More
Mr. Sandercock practices in the areas of patent litigation, procurement, management and enforcement of domestic and foreign patent portfolios, licensing and license disputes, and opinions relating to infringement, validity and freedom to operate. His technical experience includes biotechnologies, analytical diagnostics, pharmaceutical chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistries, and material sciences.Close