Refuting Obviousness With Secondary Considerations
Surviving or Defeating Validity Challenges, Lessons From Recent Federal Circuit and PTAB Decisions
A live 90-minute premium CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on the use of secondary considerations to demonstrate or refute obviousness. The panel will examine what works and what does not when seeking to survive or defeat validity challenges. The panel will also review recent Federal Circuit decisions and PTAB precedential and informative decisions addressing secondary considerations evidence and offer best practices for arguing secondary considerations.
- Secondary considerations to refute obviousness
- Recent Federal Circuit and PTAB decisions
- Best practices
The panel will review these and other critical issues:
- What are the lessons from recent cases where secondary considerations successfully defeated validity challenges?
- What can be learned from unsuccessful attempts when using secondary considerations?
- How have the federal courts treated secondary considerations in recent cases?
Michael L. Kiklis
Bass Berry & Sims
Mr. Kiklis focuses on PTAB litigation as well as district court patent litigation. He also handles Federal Circuit... | Read More
Mr. Kiklis focuses on PTAB litigation as well as district court patent litigation. He also handles Federal Circuit appeals from his cases. With an extensive background in computer science, his technological focus is on software patent matters. He frequently handles high stakes matters, having been involved in several cases in which over $1 billion was at stake.Close
Jason E. Stach
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Mr. Stach has extensive experience in several areas, including challenging and defending patents in post-grant... | Read More
Mr. Stach has extensive experience in several areas, including challenging and defending patents in post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), litigating in district courts and at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), representing clients in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, managing worldwide patent portfolios, and counseling clients on due diligence and freedom-to-operate issues. He handles cases involving many different technologies, including electrical, computer, software, chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device, and mechanical technologies.Close
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