Patent Year in Review: Key Decisions, Trends, and Strategies
Patent Eligibility, Obviousness, Written Description, Pleading Standards, and More
A live 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE course will guide patent counsel on recent trends and developments in patent practice. The panel will examine the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, and PTAB cases from the past year and discuss some of the key developments and strategies.
- Supreme Court decision
- Federal Circuit decisions
- Important PTAB decisions and developments
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- Key patent decisions in the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court and the impact on patent practice
- Impact of recent PTAB decisions and developments on patent practice
- Lessons from recent decisions and strategies going forward
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
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Ms. Hooson is director in the Intellectual Property Group at Merck in Rahway, NJ. Her present responsibilities include... | Read More
Ms. Hooson is director in the Intellectual Property Group at Merck in Rahway, NJ. Her present responsibilities include patent preparation, prosecution, and due diligence support for small molecule, vaccine, and antibody programs in human and animal health. She gained her initial legal patent experience while working at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). She received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and her J.D. from Delaware Law School - Widener University. She gained considerable bio-pharmaceutical research and development and vaccine process development experience while working as an engineer at Merck, GSK, and MedImmune.Close
Assistant General Counsel-Patents
Ms. Kostiew is an experienced patent attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry... | Read More
Ms. Kostiew is an experienced patent attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry including beauty and personal care products and compositions (bars, liquids, sanitizers, shampoos, conditioners, etc.). She is skilled in Patent Prosecution, Freedom to Operate (FTO), Patent Portfolio Analysis, Patent Law, Technology Transfer, NDA/CDAs, and other aspects of Intellectual Property.Close
Xiaoguang Michelle Gao, Ph.D., J.D.
Assistant General Patent Counsel
Eli Lilly and Company
Dr. Gao provides IP support for Lilly BioMedicines assets and the Lilly Biotechnology Center in San Diego. She... | Read More
Dr. Gao provides IP support for Lilly BioMedicines assets and the Lilly Biotechnology Center in San Diego. She obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Northwestern University, and J.D. from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining Eli Lilly, she was a Patent Attorney at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, where she supported ImmunoOncology and Neuroscience programs. She also worked for Fish & Richardson as an associate, focusing her practice on biopharma-related patent prosecution and litigation there.Close
Early Discount (through 02/10/23)
Cannot Attend March 7?
Early Discount (through 02/10/23)
You may pre-order a recording to listen at your convenience. Recordings are available 48 hours after the webinar. Strafford will process CLE credit for one person on each recording. All formats include course handouts.