Using Broadest Reasonable Interpretation to Your Advantage in Patent Prosecution
Establishing Scope of Claims, Avoiding Sect. 112(f), Preserving Enforceability
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide patent prosecution under the broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) standard. The panel will provide practical lessons for using BRI to your advantage in prosecution by examining recent Federal Circuit and USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions.
- BRI standard and its application
- PTAB and Federal Circuit decisions
- Practice tips for claim drafting
The panel will review these and other high priority issues:
- What guidance do Federal Circuit and PTAB decisions give patent counsel on the application of BRI?
- What arguments are useful in overcoming patent examiners’ unreasonable claim interpretations?
- Why is defining claim terms in the specification and using the definitions critical?
- How can patent counsel distinguish cases where extrinsic evidence has been used to supplement the specification? If and when should extrinsic evidence be used?
Mr. Francis specializes in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications as well as counseling clients... | Read More
Mr. Francis specializes in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications as well as counseling clients on a full spectrum of IP matters. He advises clients on strategically building and maintaining patent and trademark portfolios based on client product lines and business plans. Mr. Francis has prepared and prosecuted mechanical and electrical patent applications in numerous technologies and industries and also counsels clients on patent issues including FTO investigations, infringement and validity opinions, and designing products around patents owned by competitors.Close
Mr. Hegner is an IP attorney specializing in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications in the... | Read More
Mr. Hegner is an IP attorney specializing in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications in the electrical, mechanical and software arts. In addition, he provides a variety of other services, including preparing and prosecuting federal trademark applications and advising clients on patent and trademark portfolio development and management. Mr. Hegner’s technical expertise includes experience in the fields of automotive connectivity and safety systems, situational awareness and autonomous vehicle control, vehicle fuel systems, mobile telecommunications, light and optical devices, small engine carburetors, and defense industry special projects.Close