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Drug Substance Patents: FDA Guidance, Protecting Composition-of-Matter Patents, Drafting S...
October 26, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on solid form patents, how to patent them, and challenges that are in the process. The panel will also discuss implications of the current cocrystal guidance by the FDA and provide a survey of, and lessons from, cases relating to solid-form pa... Read More

Speakers:  Eyal H. Barash, Barash Law Dr. Steef Boerrigter, Senior Research Investigator, Materials Science, SSCI

Divided Patent Infringement and Inducement: Protecting IP Rights and Allocating Liability
October 31, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel on handling divided infringement claims when enforcing patent rights. The panel will review recent court decisions and outline steps to protect IP rights and allocate liability in the event of infringement. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Dr. Paul W. Browning, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Barbara R. Rudolph, Ph.D., Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Leveraging USPTO Examiner Count System: Efficiently Prosecuting Patents, Lowering Prosecut...
November 9, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide guidance on leveraging the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) Examiner Count System to prosecute patents more effectively. The panel will provide insight into the count system and offer strategies for interacting with patent examiners. Read More

Speakers:  Adriana L. Burgy, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Christopher C. Johns, Esq., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Kai Rajan, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Stephanie Sanders, Atty, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Overcoming §103 Rejections for Biotech and Chemical Patents: Recent Decisions and USPTO Gu...
November 16, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel for overcoming Sec. 103 rejections for biotech and chemical patents. The panel will review recent judicial and PTAB case law and offer insights to address Sec. 103 rejections. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Leslie A. McDonell, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Amanda K. Murphy, Ph.D., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Licensing Standard Essential Patents on FRAND Terms and Protecting IP Rights
November 21, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel for licensing standards-related patents. The panel will offer best practices for overcoming the challenges of standard essential patents (SEP) licensing and SSO disclosure requirements and protecting patent rights. Read More

Speakers:  DJ Healey, Senior Principal, Fish & Richardson

Leveraging Design Patents to Protect Graphical User Interfaces
Protecting the "Look and Feel" of GUIs, Understanding Current U.S. and Global Prosecution...
November 30, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on protecting graphical user interfaces (GUIs) in the U.S. and around the world. The panel will examine the advantages and disadvantages of design patent protection and offer best practices for leveraging design patents to protect GUIs. Read More

Speakers:  Tracy-Gene Durkin, Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox Robert S. Katz, Esq., Banner & Witcoff

Patent Term Adjustments and Extensions: Leveraging Recent Decisions and USPTO Rules
October 12, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to IP counsel for calculating patent term adjustments, interplay with patent term extensions, examine recent court treatment, and offer approaches for preserving rights and maximizing patent term adjustments and patent term extensions. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Jill K. MacAlpine, Ph.D., Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Charles E. Van Horn, Senior Counsel, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Patent Asset Transfers: Tax Implications of Patent Sale, License, Cost Share Arrangement,...
October 10, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel involved in patent asset transfers on tax ownership issues and the tax implications of different types of transfers. The panel will address how to ensure the patent is transferred on a tax advantaged basis. Read More

Speakers:  Lynn E. Fowler, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Vanessa Tollis, Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel

Design Patents: Meeting Obviousness and Novelty Requirements
October 5, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel prosecuting and litigating design patent claims. The panel will examine recent USPTO and court treatment of novelty and obviousness issues and offer best practices for prosecuting and defending against obviousness and novelty attacks in litiga... Read More

Speakers:  Christopher V. Carani, Shareholder, McAndrews Held & Malloy Tracy-Gene Durkin, Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox Robert S. Katz, Esq., Banner & Witcoff

Negotiating IP Rights in Industry Sponsored Research Agreements
Structuring Ownership, Licensing, Assignment, Confidentiality, Publication and Use Provisi...
September 28, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel on negotiating and structuring industry sponsored research agreements (SRAs) to allocate IP ownership. The panel will outline challenges of SRAs with nonprofit organizations and discuss key provisions of the SRA to protect IP rights and avoid uninten... Read More

Speakers:  Dr. Robert H. Underwood, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery Matthew R. Wilmot, Partner, Stoel Rives

Patent Cooperation Treaty: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks, Obtaining International Pate...
Navigating the PCT, Priority, Selection of International Authorities, PCT Search and Exami...
September 14, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for patent practitioners on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The panel will discuss the system's advantages and disadvantages and how to strategically use the PCT to obtain international patent protection. Read More

Speakers:  Rebecca M. McNeill, Partner, McNeill Baur Jens Viktor Nørgaard, Partner, Head of Biotechnology & Plant Sciences, HØIBERG

Functional Claiming for Mechanical and Electrical Arts
Surviving 112(f) and Disclosing Functional Basis to Meet Heightened Standard of Review
September 7, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to IP counsel on functional claiming in electrical and mechanical arts patents and in USPTO prosecution. The panel will examine recent court treatment and how to navigate the issue of functionality given the uncertainties in the context of prosecution and litig... Read More

Speakers:  Doris Johnson Hines, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Theresa Stadheim, Esq., Schwegman Lundberg Woessner

Navigating the Patent Prosecution Highway and Other Accelerated Filing Options
Evaluating the Different Options, Weighing the Benefits and Risks, Obtaining Patent Protec...
August 31, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on the use of the patent prosecution highway 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 whic... Read More

Speakers:  Ralph G. Fischer, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Duane A. Stewart, III, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Section 112(a) Enablement and Written Description: Leveraging CCPA and Early Federal Circu...
Capitalizing on Precedent to Withstand 112(a) Rejections and Attacks on Patent Validity an...
August 24, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on leveraging decisions by the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (CCPA) and the Federal Circuit regarding application of Sec. 112 written description. The panel will examine lessons learned through CCPA and early Federal Circuit decisions an... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Donna M. Meuth, Associate General Counsel, Eisai Amanda K. Murphy, Ph.D., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Design Patent Claim Construction: Navigating Written Description, Ornamentality, Functiona...
Drafting Claims to Withstand Scrutiny and Avoiding Claim Limitation Attack
August 10, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for defining design patent claims. The panel will examine recent court treatment of claim construction issues and offer approaches for design patent claim construction and drafting. Read More

Speakers:  Christopher V. Carani, Shareholder, McAndrews Held & Malloy Robert S. Katz, Esq., Banner & Witcoff Nathan B. Sabri, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Patents and Export Control Compliance: Managing Risk and Avoiding Unintentional Violations
Minimizing Export Control Liability in Patent Application Preparation, Development and Ana...
August 3, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for patent counsel on navigating the intersection of patents and export control laws. The panel will examine the challenges facing patent owners, when and where export control issues arise, and licensing issues. The panel will offer best practices for complying... Read More

Speakers:  David G. Henry, JD, Member, Gray Reed & McGraw Edward J. Radlo, Patent Attorney, Radlo IP Law Group

Drafting Patent Counsel Engagement and Disengagement Letters
Structuring Scope of Engagement, Confidentiality, Conflicts of Interest and Other Key Prov...
July 27, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will prepare patent counsel to structure engagement letters and disengagement letters. The panel will highlight the key terms of the engagement and disengagement letter and discuss negotiation strategies. Read More

Speakers:  Dr. Angela Foster, Ph.D., Esq., Principal, Law Office of Angela Foster Michael E. McCabe, Jr., Founder, McCabe Law Dr. Andrew W. Williams, Ph.D., Esq., Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff

Structuring Freedom-to-Operate Opinions: Reducing Risk of Patent Infringement
Combating Troubling FTO Results, Overcoming Potential Roadblocks, Addressing Impact of Pos...
July 20, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel preparing and providing freedom to operate (FTO) opinions for companies developing new products. The panel will outline best practices for drafting FTO opinions to reduce infringement risks. Read More

Speakers:  Doris Johnson Hines, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Laura A. Labeots, Ph.D., J.D., Partner, Husch Blackwell Scott Larsen, Ph.D., Vice President, Intellectual Property, Incyte

Labeling and Induced Infringement in Pharma Patent Litigation and Protecting IP Rights
July 13, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on the implications of recent cases for labeling and discuss strategic considerations of label language. The panel will offer best practices for labeling. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Barbara R. Rudolph, Ph.D., Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Lessons From PTAB Full or Partial Denials to Obtain a Denial and Avoid an IPR
July 6, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with an analysis of the ever-increasing number of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denials and partial denials and offer take-home lessons applicable in practitioners' daily practice. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Joshua L. Goldberg, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Cory C. Bell, Esq., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Section 102 and Prior Art: Navigating the Expanded Scope of Prior Art and AIA Exceptions
June 29, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine AIA Section 102 prior art and the AIA exceptions. We will offer best practices for identifying applicable prior art when filing or challenging patent applications, and making the correct choice of law for prosecuting. Read More

Speakers:  Doris Johnson Hines, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Conflicts in Patent Prosecution: Avoiding the Ethical Pitfalls
Minimizing Risks of Malpractice Liability and Ethics Sanctions
June 22, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to IP counsel on the conflicts issues that often arise in patent prosecutions. The panel will outline best practices to identify and address the risks--and to minimize conflicts that can lead to malpractice liability and ethical violations. Read More

Speakers:  Philip Furgang, Partner, Furgang & Adwar Dr. Sandra P. Thompson, Of Counsel, Slater Hersey & Lieberman

Biotech Patents and Section 101 Rejections: Meeting Patent Eligibility Requirements
Leveraging Recent Decisions and USPTO Guidance to Overcome Rejections
June 8, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for patent counsel for overcoming Sec. 101 rejections for biotech patents. The panel will review recent case law and USPTO guidance on Sec. 101 patent eligibility and offer strategies to address Sec. 101 rejections. Read More

Speakers:  Denise M. Kettelberger, Ph.D. Katherine M. Kowalchyk, Ph.D., Partner, Merchant & Gould

Obviousness Standard: Leveraging Latest PTO and Court Guidance
Overcoming Challenges of Obviousness and Attacks on Patent Validity
June 1, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with guidance on the evolving obviousness standard. In a post-AIA, post- KSR v. Teleflex world in which obviousness is at times confused with patent eligibility under Section 101, how is the Federal Circuit's treatment of obviousness issues changing? How... Read More

Speakers:  Barry J. Herman, Partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice Jon L. Schuchardt, Ph.D., Partner, Dilworth IP

Evolving PTAB Trial Practice: Navigating Complex Procedural Rules
Strategically Using Routine and Additional Discovery, Requests for Joinder, and Motions to...
May 25, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel on trends in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) trial practice, focusing on motion opportunities, amendment, concurrent reissue/reexamination, evidentiary opportunities, petition missteps and much more. Read More

Speakers:  Kevin B. Laurence, Partner, Laurence & Phillips Scott A. McKeown, Partner, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt

Double Patenting: Defeating Double Patenting Rejections and Avoiding Terminal Disclaimers
May 25, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to IP counsel for understanding Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) B-delay possibilities and double patenting, particularly in view of a desire not to lose PTA in an earlier issued patent. The panel will analyze recent court treatment and offer best practices to defe... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Leslie A. McDonell, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Margaret J. Sampson, Partner, Baker Botts

Navigating the Chinese Patent System: What U.S. Patent Counsel Need to Know
Protecting IP Rights in China, Leveraging New Amendments, Understanding Current Litigation...
May 18, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to U.S. patent counsel and companies on Chinese patent law and what they need to know about the Chinese system. The panel will address changes to the Guidelines for Examination, current litigation trends, and the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL). The panel wi... Read More

Speakers:  Elizabeth Chien-Hale, Counsel, Brinks Gilson & Lione E. Robert Yoches, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Protecting IP Rights in Joint Development Agreements and Strategic Alliances
Structuring JDAs to Apportion Contributed, Joint and Derivative IP; Planning for Involunta...
May 11, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel on negotiating and structuring joint development agreements (JDAs) to allocate IP ownership. The panel will discuss the key provisions of the JDA to protect IP rights and avoid unintended consequences. Read More

Speakers:  Adam Petravicius, Partner, Jenner & Block Sharon Tasman Prysant, Principal, Health & Technology Law Firm Aaron K. Tantleff, Partner, Foley & Lardner

Overcoming 101 Rejections for Computer and Electronics Related Patents
Leveraging USPTO Guidance and Recent Decisions to Meet 101 Patent Eligibility Requirements
May 4, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel for overcoming Sec. 101 rejections for computer and electronics-related patents. The panel will review recent case law and USPTO guidance on Sec. 101 patent eligibility and offer strategies to address Sec. 101 rejections. Read More

Speakers:  Charles Bieneman, Member, Bejin Bieneman Isaac T. Slutsky, Shareholder, Brooks Kushman

Navigating Section 112 Issues in IPR Proceedings: Using Section 112 as a Sword or a Shield
Addressing Section 112 Issues in IPR Petitions, Establishing Priority or Earlier Critical...
April 27, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance on Section 112 issues that arise during the course of an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding. The panel will address the PTAB's response to assertions that claims do not comply with Section 112 and will discuss related claim constructions issues. The panel wil... Read More

Speakers:  Jonathan R. Bowser, Counsel, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Roger H. Lee, Counsel, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Double Patenting: Defeating Double Patenting Rejections and Avoiding Terminal Disclaimers
April 20, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to IP counsel for understanding Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) B-delay possibilities and double patenting, particularly in view of a desire not to lose PTA in an earlier issued patent. The panel will analyze recent court treatment and offer best practices to defe... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Leslie A. McDonell, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Margaret J. Sampson, Partner, Baker Botts

Markush Claims in Patent Prosecution and Litigation: Leveraging Federal Court Guidance
Constructing Group Claims, Navigating Comprising and Consisting of, Avoiding Improper Reje...
April 6, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on Markush claims in the prosecution and litigation of patents. The panel will review the original case, Ex Parte Markush, and other key cases. The panel will discuss the ongoing debate about what Markush groups mean, how to best handle patent... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Laura A. Labeots, Ph.D., J.D., Partner, Husch Blackwell Amanda K. Murphy, Ph.D., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Latest PTAB Decisions: Leveraging Trends in Institution and Final Written Decisions, Under...
March 30, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will analyze the latest precedential and other notable Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions in 2016 as well as PTAB outcomes at institution and final disposition. The panel will offer IP counsel insight into what these decisions mean going forward and offer best practices... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Joshua L. Goldberg, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Cory C. Bell, Esq., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Design Patent Damages: Impact of Samsung v. Apple on Patent Prosecution, Litigation and Va...
March 23, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine the U.S. Supreme Court's Samsung v. Apple decision and its impact on design patent damages. The panel will also discuss the impact on patent prosecution and strategies that can be employed during design patent prosecution to increase chances that, if infringed, the rele... Read More

Speakers:  Christopher V. Carani, Shareholder, McAndrews Held & Malloy Elizabeth D. Ferrill, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Robert S. Katz, Esq., Banner & Witcoff

USPTO Examiner Interview Strategies: Preparing for and Conducting Interviews to Advance Pa...
March 21, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on leveraging interviews with United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent examiners to prosecute patents more efficiently. The panel will provide insight into conducting the interviews and offer strategies for interacting with pat... Read More

Speakers:  Adriana L. Burgy, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Kenneth E. Horton, Shareholder, Kirton McConkie Marvin Petry, Member, Stites & Harbison

Advice of Counsel Defense in Patent Litigation: Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege
Limiting Scope of Discovery, Safeguarding Confidential Communications and Information
March 16, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with an examination of the role of advice of counsel defense in patent infringement cases in the aftermath of Halo, and the temporal and subject matter scope of the potential waiver of the attorney-client privilege and work product protection when an accu... Read More

Speakers:  Michael E. McCabe, Jr., Member, Funk & Bolton Eleanor M. Yost, Shareholder, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

How to Use Broadest Reasonable Interpretation to Your Advantage in Patent Prosecution
Establishing Scope of Claims, Avoiding Sect. 112(f), Preserving Enforceability
March 9, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for patent prosecution in light of the BRI standard. The panel will examine not only recent Federal Circuit decisions but will take a look at decisions from the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board that provide practical lessons for using BRI to your advantage... Read More

Speakers:  Charles Bieneman, Member, Bejin Bieneman Christopher Francis, Partner, Bejin Bieneman

Responding to Patent Demand Letters: Leveraging State Laws on Bad Faith Assertion of Paten...
Determining What to Include or Exclude in Response, Minimizing Risk of Litigation
March 2, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel for responding to demand letters. The panel will discuss legal and strategic considerations, as well as current and proposed state laws addressing bad faith assertion claims. The panel will also discuss what to include or exclude in the respon... Read More

Speakers:  Sharon A. Israel, Partner, Mayer Brown Brian R. Iverson, Member, Bass Berry & Sims Baldassare Vinti, Partner, Proskauer Rose

Functional Claiming for Software Patents: Leveraging Recent Court Treatment
Surviving 112(f) and Disclosing Functional Basis for Software to Meet Heightened Standard...
February 23, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to IP counsel on functional claiming in software patents and in USPTO prosecution. The panel will examine recent court treatment and how to navigate the issue of functionality given the uncertainties in the prosecution and litigation contexts. Read More

Speakers:  James J. DeCarlo, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig Doris Johnson Hines, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Trade Secrets and Patents: A Comprehensive Approach to Protecting Intellectual Property
Evaluating the Protection Options, Weighing the Benefits and Risks
February 16, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for IP counsel in determining whether trade secret or patent protection is the optimal mode for inventions and technologies. The panel will outline best practices for counsel to consider in determining the optimal form of protection. Read More

Speakers:  Steven M. Cohen, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Open Text R. Mark Halligan, FisherBroyles Pejman F. Sharifi, Partner, Winston & Strawn

Proving and Avoiding Inequitable Conduct in Patent Prosecution and Litigation
Leveraging Court Treatment Post-Therasense and the AIA's Answer to Inequitable Conduct Iss...
January 31, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on understanding the types of activity that may lead to a finding of inequitable conduct and practical tactics to reduce the risk of a finding of inequitable content in litigation. The panel will also examine arguments that have worked to avoi... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Amanda K. Murphy, Ph.D., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Margaret J. Sampson, Partner, Baker Botts

Leveraging Latest Patent Decisions, Navigating New Complexities, Cases to Watch in 2017
Key Lessons on Patent Eligibility, Deference on Appeal, Venue, Estoppel, Continuation Pate...
January 26, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the latest key federal court and PTAB decisions, provide insights into lessons from the decisions for patent counsel and their clients going forward, and offer best practices for handling patent issues in light of the developments. Read More

Speakers:  Joseph E. Palys, Partner, Litigation Department, Paul Hastings Timothy K. Sendek, Partner, Lathrop & Gage

Preparing for Pharma PGRs: Lessons for Patent Owners From PGR Denials
Leveraging Successful IPR Arguments, Strengthening Patent Applications to Survive PGR Peti...
January 19, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to prepare patent counsel for pharma-related America Invents Act (AIA) post-grant reviews (PGRs). The panel will provide theories for surviving a declared PGR with instituted claims intact, or, even better, achieving denial of institution. Two of the panelists... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Amanda K. Murphy, Ph.D., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Kerry Flynn, Vice President, Chief IP Counsel, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Navigating Administrative Law in Patent Appeals Involving Review Proceedings
Identifying and Preserving Administrative Errors in IPR Proceedings; Impact of Recent Cour...
January 12, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on the impact of administrative law in patent appeals. The panel will examine the effect of recent Federal Circuit and Supreme Court decisions on the role of administrative law in post-grant proceedings and what it means for patent counsel goi... Read More

Speakers:  Arti K. Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law and co-Director at Duke Law Center for Innovation Policy, Duke Law School Kevin B. Laurence, Partner, Renaissance IP Law Group Jonathan R.K. Stroud, Chief Patent Counsel, Unified Patents

Parallel Patent Proceedings After Murata, Skyhawke and Shaw: Navigating Claim Construction...
January 4, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel involved in challenging or defending patent validity on the impact of concurrent proceedings at the USPTO and in the courts on claim construction, estoppel, real-parties-in-interest (RPI) and stays. The panel will offer best practices for deal... Read More

Speakers:  Kenneth R. Adamo, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis Honorable Faith Hochberg Scott E. Kamholz, M.D., Ph.D., Partner, Foley Hoag

Demonstrating Patent Eligibility Post-Alice
Navigating the Nuances and Leveraging Guidance From Federal Circuit and PTAB Opinion
December 20, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine recent decisions applying the Supreme Court's decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank on patent eligibility. The panel will discuss the guidance from these opinions and offer best practices for addressing patent eligibility issues. Read More

Speakers:  Michael L. Kiklis, Partner, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt Stephen G. Kunin, Partner, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt

Patent Infringement: Structuring Opinions of Counsel
Leveraging Opinion Letters to Reduce the Risks of Liability and Enhanced Damages
December 13, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with an analysis of the evolving role of opinion in the defense of patent infringement claims and the potential use of opinions of counsel. The panel will discuss the issue of waiver of the attorney-client privilege and provide best practices for developi... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas J. Scott, Jr., Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Personalized Media Communications April Weisbruch, Atty, Goodwin Procter Eleanor M. Yost, Partner, Goodwin Procter

Means-Plus-Function Patent Claims After Williamson: Navigating the New Standard
Assessing Impact on Prosecution, Litigation and IPRs
December 8, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with a review of how means-plus-function and/or functional claims are used after the Williamson decision as well as the benefits and risks involved with using means-plus-function and/or functional claims in view of both litigation in the district courts a... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Anthony M. Gutowski, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner C. Brandon Rash, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Wanli Tang, Ph.D., Jones Day

Patent Design Arounds: Minimizing Risk of Infringement or Reducing Likelihood of Design Ar...
Navigating Claims, Specifications, Prosecution History, Prior Art and Other Key Considerat...
December 1, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on how to leverage design arounds to reduce the risk of patent infringement. The panel will also discuss what counsel can do when drafting patent applications to minimize the likelihood that competitors can design around the patent. Read More

Speakers:  Patrick G. Burns, Shareholder, Greer Burns & Crain Dale S. Lazar, Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US)

After-Final Practice: Navigating Expanding PTO Options to Compact Patent Prosecution
Utilizing Post-Prosecution Pilot Program (P3), After-Final Consideration Pilot 2.0, Pre-Ap...
November 22, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on the various USPTO options for responding after final rejection of a patent application. The panel will touch on the basics of each option and focus on strategic considerations and use of the different options. The panel will also provide an... Read More

Speakers:  Andrew T. (Andy) Harry, Partner, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt Scott A. McKeown, Partner, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt

Patent Prosecution and Defeating Abstractness: Minimizing the Risk of Sect. 101 Rejection
Lessons From Recent Federal Circuit Court Decisions
November 10, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine recent Federal Circuit decisions on patent eligibility for software. The panel will discuss the Court's different approaches and offer best practices for demonstrating patent eligibility. Read More

Speakers:  Joseph M. Casino, Partner, Wiggin and Dana Stephen A. Marshall, Principal, Fish & Richardson James L. Reed, Senior Patent Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs

Markman Hearing Strategies, Claim Construction in a Post-AIA PTAB Environment and the Impa...
October 27, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with guidance on the preparation for and the conducting of Markman hearings. The panel will examine key considerations from claim selection to timing to the use of experts. The panel will offer effective strategies to navigate the claim interpretation pro... Read More

Speakers:  Robert Rando, Founding Member, Rando Law Firm Kevin P. Wagner, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels

Design Patents and IPR: Challenging and Defending Validity at the PTAB
Navigating Prior Art and Obviousness Analyses, Leveraging IPR for Design Patents
October 18, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on navigating the inter partes review (IPR) process for challenging design patents. The panel will provide insight into the issues the PTAB considers essential when determining whether to institute IPRs of design patents. The panel will also d... Read More

Speakers:  Elizabeth D. Ferrill, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Mark W. Rygiel, Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Overcoming §103 Rejections of Software and Electronics Related Patents: Leveraging Recent...
October 6, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for patent counsel for overcoming Sec. 103 rejections for software and electronics related patents. The panel will review recent case law and USPTO guidance on Sec. 103 patent eligibility and offer strategies to address Sec. 103 rejections. Read More

Speakers:  Charles Bieneman, Member, Bejin Bieneman Chirag B. Patel, Shareholder/Treasurer, HolzerIPLaw

Patent Inventorship: Best Practices for Determination and Correction
Distinguishing Between Inventor and Contributor; Navigating Joint Inventorship, Disclosure...
September 29, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for patent counsel on identifying and determining inventorship and will offer best practices for correcting errors regarding inventorship. Our experienced panel will offer perspectives gained from working with the AIA since it was passed--and outline lessons fr... Read More

Speakers:  Jill K. MacAlpine, Ph.D., Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Amanda K. Murphy, Ph.D., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Defending Patents in IPR Proceedings: Best Practices to Mitigate Risks of Claim Cancellati...
Leveraging Preliminary Responses, Using Experts, Filing Motions to Amend and Substitute Cl...
September 20, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel representing patent owners in defending their patents in inter partes review (IPR) challenges. The panel will discuss IPR strategy, lessons from recent PTAB rulings, and best practices to mitigate risk of cancellation of patent claims. Read More

Speakers:  Michael J. Flibbert, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner John C. Jarosz, Managing Principal, Analysis Group Maureen D. Queler, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

On Sale and Public Use Bars to Patentability: Leveraging Recent Developments
Minimizing Risk of Patent Ineligibility or Invalidation
September 15, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine the on sale and public use bars to patentability/validity and the impact of the AIA on these statutory bars. The panel will also discuss recent court treatment and offer best practices to minimize the risk of patent ineligibility or invalidation. Read More

Speakers:  Daniel G. Brown, Partner, Latham & Watkins Doris Johnson Hines, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Drafting and Prosecuting Patent Applications to Withstand PTAB Scrutiny
Building Reasonable Claim Construction to Avoid Unpatentability and Using Declarations to...
September 1, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel for drafting and prosecuting U.S. patent applications to achieve the broadest claim interpretations that may avoid unpatentability and yet still provide a basis for proving infringement. The panel will offer best practices to solidify novelty,... Read More

Speakers:  Anthony M. Gutowski, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner John M. Mulcahy, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Structuring Patent Indemnification Provisions
Allocating Infringement Risk While Accounting for Changes to PTAB Estoppel and Statutory B...
August 25, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to IP owners, licensees and licensors to protect their interests by allocating patent infringement risks during negotiations of indemnification provisions in a patent license or vendor contract. The panel will offer best practices for negotiating and structuring... Read More

Speakers:  Krupa K. Parikh, Goodwin Procter Eleanor M. Yost, Partner, Goodwin Procter

Navigating Patent Eligibility: Leveraging New USPTO Guidance and the Enfish and TLI Commun...
August 17, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine recent Federal Circuit decisions on patent eligibility. The panel will also discuss the guidance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and offer best practices for demonstrating patent eligibility. Read More

Speakers:  Michael L. Kiklis, Partner, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt Stephen G. Kunin, Partner, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt

Challenging Patents in IPR: Strategies for Filing Petitions
Determining Whether and When to File, Filing Multiple Petitions on the Same Patent, Constr...
August 4, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel representing petitioners in challenging patent validity in inter partes review (IPR) challenges. The panel will discuss IPR strategy, including the benefits and risks of filing multiple petitions on the same patent and claim construction. The panel w... Read More

Speakers:  John M. Bird, Partner, Sughrue Mion Christopher Scharff, Shareholder, McAndrews Held & Malloy

Pharma and Chemical Patent Applications: Meeting Written Description Requirement
Demonstrating Evidence of Possession of the Invention, Navigating the Guidelines, Maintain...
July 26, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel to ensure chemical and pharmaceutical patent applications meet the written description requirement. The panel will outline lessons for counsel from Federal Circuit and PTAB decisions. The panel will offer their perspectives and strategies to a... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Adriana L. Burgy, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Dr. Li Feng, Ph.D., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Amanda K. Murphy, Ph.D., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Willful Patent Infringement and Enhanced Damages After Halo
Navigating the New Standard Under 35 U.S.C. 284 Following Supreme Court Ruling
July 19, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on the Supreme Court's new standard for enhanced damages under 35 U.S.C. Sec. 284. The panel will explain the Court's recent decision and its implications. Read More

Speakers:  Matthew P. Becker, Principal Shareholder, Banner & Witcoff Michael Hawes, Partner, Baker Botts

Design Patents and the Hague Agreement Option: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks of Filing...
Leveraging Lessons From the First Year, Understanding the Implications for Design Patent P...
July 14, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for patent counsel on the application process under the Hague Agreement as well as the pros and cons of filing under the Agreement. The panel will discuss lessons that have been learned over the first year that U.S. applicants have had access to the Hague Syste... Read More

Speakers:  Betty Berendson, Senior Information Officer, The Hague Registry, Brands and Designs Sector (BDS), World Intellectual Property Organization Tracy-Gene G. Durkin, Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox David R. Gerk, Patent Attorney, Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Cuozzo v. Lee: Implications for Post-Grant Review Following New Supreme Court Ruling
July 7, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine the Supreme Court's decision in the Cuozzo v. Lee case and will discuss the implications of that decision for post-grant proceedings and patent validity. Read More

Speakers:  Erika H. Arner, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner M. Paul Barker, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner James D. Stein, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Challenging Pending Patent Applications: When, Where and What Type
Navigating Third-Party Submissions, Protests and Derivation Proceedings for Pre-Grant Appl...
May 26, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine the determination of challenging patent applications pre-grant and the factors that should be considered when making the decision to challenge. The panel will discuss preissuance submissions of relevant prior art, protests and derivation proceedings as well as the risks... Read More

Speakers:  Adriana L. Burgy, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Leslie A. McDonell, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

POPRs and the New PTAB Final Rules: Maximizing the Impact of POPRs in IPR Petitions
May 4, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on how to maximize the impact of a Patent Owner Preliminary Response (POPR), in light of the PTAB final rules. The panel will discuss insufficient evidence in the petition, favorable claim constructions, and attacking threshold issues. Read More

Speakers:  Cory C. Bell, Esq., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Joshua L. Goldberg, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Jill K. MacAlpine, Ph.D., Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Navigating the New EU Unitary Patent System and Unified Patent Court
Strategic Considerations for U.S. Applicants and Patentees
April 21, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on the new EU Unitary Patent System and the European Unified Patent Court. Also covered will be the nuts and bolts of the systems as well as strategic considerations for U.S. applicants and patentees with European portfolios. Read More

Speakers:  Dr. Hazel Ford, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Leythem A. Wall, European Patent Attorney, Finnegan Europe

Building a Winning Evidentiary Record at the PTAB (and Surviving Appeal)
Selecting and Tailoring Evidence, Timing of Submission by Petitioner and Patent Owner, and...
April 14, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with guidance for navigating evidentiary issues in PTAB trials. The panel will look at PTAB evidentiary standards, address types of permitted discovery, contrast the weight versus admissibility of evidence, review timing requirements, and examine evidenti... Read More

Speakers:  Scott E. Kamholz, M.D., Ph.D., Partner, Foley Hoag Teresa (Terry) Rea, Partner, Crowell & Moring James Donald Smith, Chief IP Counsel, Ecolab

Conducting and Analyzing Patent Searches
Strategies for Validity, Patentability, Infringement, FTO and State-of-the-Art Searches
March 31, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on structuring and conducting patent searches. The panel will also discuss reporting of search results and offer best practices for analyzing patent searches to maximize patent protection. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Jonathan E. Grant, Esq., Grant Patent Services Christopher C. Johns, Esq., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Structuring Patent Licensing Agreements: Avoiding Litigation, Allocating Risk and Maximizi...
March 24, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will prepare IP counsel to craft effective patent licenses by reviewing key clauses and licensing in joint development projects. The panel will outline best practices for structuring the agreement to avoid litigation, allocate risk and maximize patent value. Read More

Speakers:  John M. Augustyn, Shareholder, Leydig Voit & Mayer Peter J. Toren, Weisbrod Matteis & Copley

Negotiating Technology Transfer Agreements
Structuring Key Provisions, Anticipating and Avoiding Drafting Pitfalls, Addressing Cross-...
February 25, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for drafting technology transfer and licensing agreements. The panel will discuss key clauses in the contracts and offer best practices for negotiating the agreements and avoiding common pitfalls. Read More

Speakers:  Luke K. Pedersen, Partner, Baker Botts Stephen C. Mann, Senior Associate, Baker Botts

NPE Patent Litigation: Latest Developments
Leveraging Alice, Federal Rules Amendments, and Patent Office Proceedings in Defending Inf...
January 27, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to IP counsel on recent developments that impact how companies deal with non-practicing entities (NPEs). The panel will also discuss settlement and defense strategies in patent suits with NPEs. Read More

Speakers:  R. David Donoghue, Partner, Holland & Knight Dana M. Herberholz, Shareholder, Parsons Behle & Latimer

Strategic Use of Patent Reissue: Determining Whether and When to Pursue a Reissue Applicat...
Correcting Errors, Responding to an IPR Challenge and Mastering the Recapture Rule
January 14, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with an in-depth review of the pros and cons of using reissue to correct patent errors, whether before or after AIA. The panel will discuss the rule against recapture and the effect of reissue. The panel will also offer their experiences, perspectives and... Read More

Speakers:  Shing-Yi (Cindy) Cheng, Ph.D., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Deborah M. Herzfeld, Of Counsel, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Donna M. Meuth, Associate General Counsel, Eisai

Preparing for and Navigating PTAB Appeals Before the Federal Circuit
Conducting PTAB Trials With Eye to Appeal, Determining Errors for Appeal, Understanding PT...
January 6, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on preparing a PTAB case for appeal to the Federal Circuit. The panel will also offer strategic tips for conducting a PTAB trial with an eye to appeal and best practices for prevailing on appeal. Read More

Speakers:  Erika H. Arner, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Michael J. Flibbert, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Section 102 and Prior Art: Navigating the Expanded Scope of Prior Art and AIA Exceptions
December 17, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel regarding post-AIA Section 102 and prior art and offer best practices for utilizing prior art in patent applications. Read More

Speakers:  Anthony D. Del Monaco, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Doris Johnson Hines, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Navigating Functionality in Design Patent Prosecution and Litigation
Evaluating Ornamentality vs. Functionality, Overcoming Obviousness Challenges, Leveraging...
December 8, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel on functionality in design patent litigation and in the USPTO prosecution. The panel will examine recent court treatment and how to navigate the issue of functionality given the lack of certainty in both the prosecution and litigation contexts. Read More

Speakers:  Tracy-Gene G. Durkin, Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox Daniel A. Gajewski, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox Lance Rake, The University of Kansas

Leveraging Experts for USPTO Prosecution and PTAB
Developing Strong Patentability Records to Strengthen Claims Against IPR and PGR Challenge...
November 12, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for patent counsel on leveraging the use of experts in patent prosecution and at the PTAB to develop and strengthen patentability records. The panel will offer best practices on of how and when to use experts in patent prosecution to strengthen claims against i... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Jonathan R.K. Stroud, Chief Patent Counsel, Unified Patents Wen Li, Ph.D., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Objective Evidence in IPRs: Demonstrating Sufficient Nexus
Linking Evidence and Merits of Claimed Invention, Leveraging Prosecution Declarations
November 5, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on demonstrating nexus between objective evidence of non-obviousness and the claimed invention. The panel will offer best practices using analysis and explanation to link objective evidence to the merits of the claimed invention. Read More

Speakers:  Michael J. Flibbert, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Kerry Flynn, Vice President, Chief IP Counsel, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Provisional Patent Applications: Preserving IP Rights
Assessing Whether to Use and Strategies to Leverage Provisional Applications Under the Fir...
October 29, 2015 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will discuss provisional patent applications, their benefits and limitations, and best practices for leveraging the applications. The panel will examine when and why provisional applications should be used and the issue of tying non-provisional patent applications to provisional app... Read More

Speakers:  Dale S. Lazar, Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US) Timothy W. Lohse, Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US)

Hedge Fund IPR Challenges to Pharma Patents: Latest Developments and Strategies to Strengt...
Lessons From PTAB Denial of Acorda Therapeutics IPR, Celgene's Sanctions Motion, and More
October 12, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with guidance on the recent inter partes review (IPR) challenges by hedge funds to pharmaceutical patents, examining the patents that are being attacked and the grounds for attack. The panel will discuss the lessons learned from these challenges and will... Read More

Speakers:  Kerry Flynn, Vice President, Chief IP Counsel, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Proactive Patent Procurement and Prosecution Strategies: Minimizing the Threat of Post-Gra...
Insulating Your Patent Portfolio From New Threats
October 8, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with an overview of the current USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) and patent litigation landscape with an eye toward emerging trends and challenges for patents owners. The panel will offer best practices to minimize the threat of post-grant paten... Read More

Speakers:  Margaret A. Focarino, Senior Patent Advisor, Oblon McClelland Maier and Neustadt Scott A. McKeown, Partner, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt

USPTO Rule Changes for PTAB Trial Proceedings
Navigating Changes to New Testimonial Evidence, Rule 11-Like Requirement, Claim Constructi...
October 1, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with an in-depth review of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) newly proposed rule changes for PTAB trial practice. The panel will discuss the potential implications of the changes and address what counsel needs to do now regarding matters that... Read More

Speakers:  Michael J. Flibbert, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Amanda K. Murphy, Ph.D., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Patent Infringement: Structuring Opinions of Counsel
Leveraging Opinion Letters to Reduce the Risks of Liability and Enhanced Damages
September 10, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with an analysis of the evolving role of opinion in the defense of patent infringement claims and the potential use of opinions of counsel. The panel will discuss the issue of waiver of the attorney-client privilege and provide best practices for developi... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas J. Scott, Jr., Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Personalized Media Communications Eleanor M. Yost, Partner, Goodwin Procter

Induced Infringement in Patent Litigation: Implications of Commil USA v. Cisco Sys. Inc.
Leveraging Opinions of Counsel Focused on Non-Infringement, Protecting IP Rights and Conta...
August 20, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on the implications of the Supreme Court's Commil USA v. Cisco Sys. Inc. decision for induced infringement claims. The panel will discuss practical issues for companies seeking to contain their patent liability risk and outline steps to protec... Read More

Speakers:  Patrick J. Coyne, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Barbara R. Rudolph, Ph.D., Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Maximizing Patent Prosecution Opportunities in Europe: Tactics for Counsel When Drafting U...
Navigating Differing USPTO and EPO Legal Standards While Maintaining U.S. Patent Strategy
August 6, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for patent counsel in drafting U.S.-origin patent applications to maximize prosecution opportunities in both the U.S. and Europe. After discussing each area, the panel will offer best practices for U.S. patent application drafters to protect inventions in Europ... Read More

Speakers:  Rebecca M. McNeill, Partner, McNeill Baur Jens Viktor Nørgaard, Partner, Head of Biotechnology & Plant Sciences, HØIBERG

Advanced Issues for Patent Claim Construction: Leveraging Recent Court Guidance
Navigating New Standard of Review, Interplay With Litigation and Choice of Law, and Contin...
July 30, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel regarding the impact of recent court decisions and the guidance they provide on claim construction. The panel will offer their experiences and practical approaches for addressing claim construction issues. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Michael A. Oblon, Partner, Perkins Coie Lauren L. Stevens, Esq., Global Patent Group

Section 103 and Non-Obviousness Post-AIA
Navigating Timing Changes, Federal Court Treatment, and Secondary Considerations to Meet P...
July 23, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel regarding the impact of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) on Section 103 and non-obviousness. The panel will offer best practices for meeting the non-obviousness requirement for patent validity. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Erika H. Arner, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Leveraging Post-Grant Patent Proceedings Before the PTAB
Best Practices for Patentees and Third Parties in Inter Partes Review, Post-Grant Review a...
July 9, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss post-grant patent practice and offer best practices for counsel to either patentees or third parties in inter partes review, post-grant review, and covered business method challenges. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas J. Fisher, Partner, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt Scott A. McKeown, Partner, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt

Patent Infringement Letters: Considerations and Best Practices for Senders and Recipients
Patent Holder Strategies for Leveraging Letters and Avoiding DJ Actions; Defense and Respo...
June 18, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for patent counsel on the use of patent infringement letters. The panel will discuss considerations and strategies for both the sender and recipient. The panel will offer best practices for determining whether and when to send a letter as well as responding to... Read More

Speakers:  Kirupa Pushparaj, Head IP Counsel, Square Bobbie Wilson, Partner, Perkins Coie

Navigating Section 112(a) Enablement and Written Description
Withstanding 112(a) Rejections and Attacks on Patent Validity and Patentability
June 4, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on leveraging Federal Circuit and PTAB decisions and offer strategies to overcome Sec. 112 challenges or, in the context of AIA's post grant proceedings, and specifically inter partes review (IPR) and post grant review (PGR), how to utilize th... Read More

Speakers:  Rekha Bansal, Sr. Director of IP, Principia Biopharma Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Deborah M. Herzfeld, Of Counsel, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Rachel L. Emsley, Esq., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Patent Infringement: Proving Royalty Damages Amid Increased Court Scrutiny
Use of Licenses, the EMVR, Daubert, Survey Evidence
May 21, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel for establishing infringement damages. The panel will review recent significant decisions and offer best practices for proving reasonable royalty damages. Read More

Speakers:  Orion Armon, Partner, Cooley Krista F. Holt, President & CEO, GreatBridge Consulting

Patent Subject Matter Eligibility: Navigating the New USPTO Guidance
Analyzing Subject Matter and Avoiding Rejection Under the USPTO's Detailed Framework
April 16, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine the new USPTO Interim Guidance and the analysis for determining patent subject matter eligibility. The panel will provide best practices for applying the new guidelines in application drafting and prosecution, and will also provide insight into how the Interim Eligibili... Read More

Speakers:  Dr. Amelia Feulner Baur, Ph.D, Founding Partner, McNeill Baur Leslie A. McDonell, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Donna M. Meuth, Associate General Counsel, Eisai

Parallel Patent Proceedings Before the PTAB and Federal Court Post-AIA
Navigating Litigation Stays, Discovery and Settlements Concurrent With PTAB Review
March 19, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel involved in challenging or defending patent validity on the impact of concurrent proceedings at the USPTO and in the courts on stays, discovery and settlements. The panel will offer best practices for dealing with concurrent litigation and USP... Read More

Speakers:  Michael L. Kiklis, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt Eric W. Schweibenz, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt

Coordinating Post-Grant Patent Opposition in Europe and the U.S.
Navigating Timing, Grounds for Opposition, Discovery, and Amendments to Maximize Protectio...
February 26, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with guidance for addressing post-grant patent oppositions in both Europe and the U.S. The panel will offer best practices for navigating the two systems to maximize patent protection in both jurisdictions. Read More

Speakers:  Michael J. Flibbert, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Leythem A. Wall, European Patent Attorney, Finnegan Europe

Overcoming Sect. 101 Rejections Post-Alice Corp.
Leveraging USPTO Guidance and Recent Decisions to Meet Sect.101 Patent Eligibility Require...
February 12, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for patent counsel for overcoming Sec. 101 rejections. The panel will review recent case law and USPTO guidance on Sec. 101 patent eligibility and offer strategies to address Sec. 101 rejections. Read More

Speakers:  Charles Bieneman, Member, Bejin Bieneman Denise M. Kettelberger, Ph.D., Counsel, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers Katherine M. Kowalchyk, Ph.D., Partner, Merchant & Gould

Combating Patent Trolls: Third-Party Solutions and Defense Strategies in Post-Grant and Li...
Leveraging Counterclaim, Summary Judgment and Other Tactics; Utilizing Legislative, Insura...
January 29, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with a broad-based view of defending against patent trolls. The panel will discuss third-party solutions and provide a deep dive into specific troll strategies. Read More

Speakers:  Kevin Jakel, CEO, Unified Patents Michael L. Kiklis, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt

Leveraging Patent Reissue for Patent Portfolio Management
Strengthening Patent Portfolios, Correcting Patents, and Understanding the Risks and Limit...
November 13, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel for parties impacted by the patent reissue process. The panel will discuss how patent reissues can be used to strengthen a patent portfolio, the risks and limitations of patent reissue, and examine reissue with other tools for correcting paten... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Deborah M. Herzfeld, Of Counsel, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Donna M. Meuth, Associate General Counsel, Eisai John M. Mulcahy, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Recovering Attorneys' Fees in Patent Litigation Post-Octane Fitness and Highmark
Proactive Strategies for Fee Motions Under a New Fee Awards Standard
November 4, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on the new standard for awarding attorney fees in patent litigation and on strategies for fee motions. The panel will review recent Supreme Court decisions impacting attorney fees and the implications of the decisions for patent counsel. Read More

Speakers:  Kara Fussner, Principal, Harness Dickey & Pierce Rudy Telscher, Principal, Harness Dickey & Pierce

Patent Licensing: Advanced Tactics for Licensees Post-AIA
Structuring Contractual Protections and Responding When Licensed Patents Are Challenged in...
October 16, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will offer guidance to patent counsel on addressing patent licensing issues for licensees post-AIA. The panel will discuss incorporating protections in the license agreement and responding when a licensed patent is the subject of a post-grant proceeding. Read More

Speakers:  William C. Coppola, Senior Patent Counsel, Sanofi-Aventis April Weisbruch, Atty, Goodwin Procter Eleanor M. Yost, Partner, Goodwin Procter

Section 103 and Obviousness: Capitalizing on CCPA and Early Federal Circuit Precedent
Strategies for Withstanding Obviousness Rejections and Attacks on Patent Validity and Pate...
September 16, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on leveraging decisions by the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (CCPA) and the Federal Circuit in the application of the Section 103 obviousness standard. The panel will examine lessons learned through CCPA and early Federal Circuit decisio... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Jill K. MacAlpine, Ph.D., Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Mary Henninger, Ph.D., Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Deborah M. Herzfeld, Of Counsel, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Inducement to Infringe in Hatch-Waxman Litigation: Strategies for Patent Drafting, Prosecu...
August 21, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with guidance on claim and label language; to proactively coordinate patent, regulatory and clinical personnel; and to maintain consistency between claims and likely or actual label language throughout patent prosecution and label negotiation with the FDA... Read More

Speakers:  David P. Frazier, Ph.D., Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Robert F. Shaffer, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Patent Eligibility of Software-Related Inventions
July 30, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will examine the Supreme Court's Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l decision and its impact on patent eligibility for software-related inventions. The panel will also discuss what counsel to companies need to do to get patent protection for inventions implemented in computer software. Read More

Speakers:  Michael L. Kiklis, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt Stephen G. Kunin, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt

Protecting IP Rights After Limelight Networks v. Akamai: Implications for Divided Patent I...
Prosecuting and Litigating Patent Claims Following the New Supreme Court Decision
July 24, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on the impact of the new Limelight Networks Inc. v. Akamai Techs. Inc. decision on patent litigation and prosecution. The panel will discuss the divided infringement loophole and outline steps to protect IP rights. Read More

Speakers:  Sona De, Partner, Ropes & Gray Gene W. Lee, Partner, Ropes & Gray

Responding to Patent Office Actions: Sect. 101 and 112 Rejections
Assessing Response Alternatives to Rejections on Non-Statutory Subject Matter and on Techn...
July 16, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for patent counsel to respond to Patent Office Actions, understand key considerations, and assess the alternative responses to Sec. Sec. 101 and 112 rejections. The panel will offer strategies to overcome pitfalls that arise in the application. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Dr. Lisa M. Matovcik, Senior Patent Attorney, Critical Care, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Lauren L. Stevens, Esq., Global Patent Group Linda J. Thayer, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Leveraging Surveys in Patent Litigation: Demonstrating Consumer Perception, Avoiding Error...
Best Practices for Developing, Presenting and Challenging Surveys
July 10, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on the use of surveys in patent litigation. The panel will discuss presenting, defending and challenging surveys and will outline approaches for strategically leveraging surveys in patent matters. Read More

Speakers:  Chris Larus, Partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Bryan J. Mechell, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Dr. Shankar Iyer, Vice President, Cornerstone Research

Patent Claims Definiteness: Navigating Differing Pre- and Post-Issuance Standards After Na...
June 30, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with an examination of the standard for indefiniteness following the Supreme Court's decision in Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments and the Federal Circuit's decision in In re Packard and whether the decisions leave different standards depending on whether th... Read More

Speakers:  Erika H. Arner, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner John J. Cheek, Senior Corporate Counsel, Caterpillar Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Advanced AIA Issues for Patent Claim Construction: Best Practices Absent Clear Court Guida...
April 23, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel regarding the impact of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) on claim construction and offer best practices for addressing claim construction issues in light of the AIA. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Colin G. Sandercock, Partner, Perkins Coie Lauren L. Stevens, Esq., Global Patent Group

FDA Data Exclusivity Guidance: Emerging Patent Challenges and Opportunities
Navigating Complexities of Exclusivity, New Developments, and the Implications for ANDAs a...
April 10, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with a review of the new FDA draft guidance and examine the impact of the FDA's wholly revised interpretation of the new chemical entity (NCE) exclusivity provisions and will offer strategies to maximize data exclusivity. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Donna M. Meuth, Associate General Counsel, Eisai Lauren L. Stevens, Esq., Global Patent Group

Parallel Patent Proceedings Before the PTAB and Federal Court Post-AIA
Navigating Litigation Stays, Discovery and Settlements Concurrent with PTAB Review
March 20, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel involved in challenging or defending patent validity on the impact of concurrent proceedings at the USPTO and in the courts on stays, discovery and settlements. The panel will offer best practices for dealing with concurrent litigation and USP... Read More

Speakers:  Michael L. Kiklis, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt Eric W. Schweibenz, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt

Maximizing Patent Prosecution Opportunities in Europe: Tactics for Counsel When Drafting U...
Navigating Differing USPTO and EPO Legal Standards While Maintaining U.S. Patent Strategy
January 23, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for patent counsel in drafting U.S.-origin patent applications to maximize prosecution opportunities in both the U.S. and Europe. After discussing each area, the panel will offer best practices for U.S. patent application drafters to protect inventions in Europ... Read More

Speakers:  Rebecca M. McNeill, VIVICAR Law, PLLC Jens Viktor Nørgaard, Partner, Head of Biotechnology & Plant Sciences, HØIBERG

Patent Exhaustion and Licensing Strategies
Leveraging Recent Decisions for Structuring Patent Licenses and Resolving Litigation
December 12, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel on the patent exhaustion doctrine and its impact on licensing and selling patented products. The panel will offer their experiences and outline best practices for addressing patent exhaustion issues for licensing. Read More

Speakers:  Iona Kaiser, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D., Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff

Post-AIA Preissuance Prior Art Submissions at the USPTO
Best Practices for Third-Party Challenges to Patent Applications and for Monitoring Compet...
December 3, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on the preissuance submission rules. The panel will offer best practices for monitoring competitors and making decisions regarding whether and how to file a preissuance submission on a competitor's or potential competitor's patent application. Read More

Speakers:  Clifton E. McCann, Partner, Thompson Hine Steve Elleman, Partner, Thompson Hine Jonathan Skovholt, Director of Training and Special Projects, Landon IP

Leveraging the AIA's Expanded Prior Use Defense for Patent Infringement Claims
November 21, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will examine the expanded prior commercial use defense, its requirements and limitations. The panel will discuss the strategic considerations for patents issued both before and after Sept. 16, 2011, and offer best practices for using the defense. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Colleen Kramer, Associate General Counsel - Intellectual Property, Mars Global Chocolate Amy J. Hoffman, Intellectual Property Counsel, Ecolab

Patent Reissue: Strategic Use After AIA
Correcting Errors in Patents, Determining Whether and When to Pursue a Reissue Application...
October 31, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will discuss the America Invents Act's (AIA) impact on the patent reissue process, the pros and cons of using reissue to correct patent errors, the rule against recapture, and the effect of reissue. The panel will offer best practices for the strategic use of patent reissue. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Donna M. Meuth, Associate General Counsel - Intellectual Property, Eisai Erika H. Arner, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Deborah M. Herzfeld, Of Counsel, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Biosimilars: Navigating FDA's Evolving Approval Pathway, Protecting Patents and Trade Secr...
October 9, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide a drill-down for IP counsel on the FDA's draft guidances and considerations raised in public meetings to navigate the complex standards of the FDA's Biosimilar Approval Pathway. The panel will also address the challenging issues concerning complying with the patent info... Read More

Speakers:  Howard W. Levine, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D., Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff

Post-Grant Proceedings and Pending Litigation: Impact of Fresenius v. Baxter
Leveraging PTO Decisions to Nullify or Support Infringement Judgments and Damages
September 11, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on the circumstances under which PTO decisions can be used to nullify a court judgment. The panel will review the recent Fresenius v. Baxter decision and offer best practices to utilize this decision in challenging or defending patent validity... Read More

Speakers:  Michael L. Kiklis, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt Scott A. McKeown, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt

Inducement to Infringe in Hatch-Waxman Litigation
Lessons from Commil USA v. Cisco Systems and Bayer Schering v. Lupin for Pharma Patents
August 21, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with guidance on claim and label language; to proactively coordinate patent, regulatory and clinical personnel; and to maintain consistency between claims and likely or actual label language throughout patent prosecution and label negotiation with the FDA... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner David P. Frazier, Ph.D., Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Robert F. Shaffer, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

AIA and Patent Prosecution: Navigating the Ethical Grey Areas
July 24, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel guidance on the legal ethics implications of the new patent system and recent changes in patent law. The panel will offer best practices for staying on the right side of the ethical line in patent prosecution. Read More

Speakers:  Mercedes K. Meyer, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D., Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff

CLS Bank v. Alice Corp.: Navigating Patent Eligibility of Software-Related Inventions Abs...
July 10, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will examine the CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. decision and its impact on patent eligibility for software-related inventions. The panel will also discuss what counsel to companies need to do to get patent protection for inventions implemented in computer software. Read More

Speakers:  Michael L. Kiklis, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt Stephen G. Kunin, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt

Patent Claim Drafting and Construction in 2013
Crafting Claims to Withstand Scrutiny and Avoiding Claim Limitation Attack
March 20, 2013 CLE Download

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. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Lauren L. Stevens, Of Counsel, Foley & Lardner Colin G. Sandercock, Partner, Perkins Coie

First to File: Final Rules and Guidance
Navigating Significant Changes to Derivation Practice, What Constitutes Prior Art and More
February 20, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to IP owners and inventors on the first-to-file system under the new America Invents Law. The panel will explain what constitutes prior art and outline considerations for the new derivation practice. Read More

Speakers:  Stephen G. Kunin, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt Brad D. Pedersen, Partner, Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen

IP Litigation in China
Navigating Complexities of the Dual-Channel Chinese System and Avoiding Infringement Claim...
February 6, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will offer guidance to counsel for companies operating in the Chinese market on avoiding IP infringement litigation. The panel will also outline best practices for counsel involved in infringement disputes in China. Read More

Speakers:  Xu Jing, Partner, King & Wood Paul D. Jones, Principal, Jones & Co.

Preissuance Prior Art Submissions at the USPTO
Best Practices for Third-Party Challenges to Patent Applications and Monitoring Competitio...
December 11, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on the new preissuance submission rules and offer best practices for deciding whether and how best to file a preissuance submission on a competitor's or potential competitor's patent application and for monitoring competitors. Read More

Speakers:  Clifton E. McCann, Partner, Thompson Hine Thomas M. Haas, Counsel, Thompson Hine Patrick S. Eagleman, Senior Patent Counsel, Baxter Healthcare

Patents and the Written Description Requirement
Navigating Section 112 Disclosure Obligations and Withstanding Invalidity Challenges
November 27, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for patentees and patent challengers for dealing with the U.S. Patent Law Section 112's written description requirement. The panel will also discuss the lessons learned since the Federal Circuit's opinion in Ariad v. Eli Lilly for compliance and pate... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Annemarie Hassett, Partner, Goodwin Procter

Standards-Related Patents and Standard-Setting Organizations
Navigating the Challenges of SSOs: Licensing, Disclosure and Litigation
October 16, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on standards-related patents and standard-setting organizations (SSO). The panel will offer strategies for licensing, meeting disclosure requirements, and navigating standards-related litigation. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas J. Scott, Jr., Partner, Goodwin Procter April Weisbruch, Goodwin Procter

New USPTO Rules for Post-Grant Proceedings
Meeting the New Requirements for Post-Grant and Inter Partes Reviews and Supplemental Exam...
September 18, 2012 CLE Download

The CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to IP owners on changes to implement for inter partes review proceedings, post-grant review proceedings, and the transitional program for covered business method patents. The panel will outline strategic considerations for post-grant practice. Read More

Speakers:  Scott A. McKeown, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt Greg H. Gardella, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt Jessica J. Harrison, Technical Advisor, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt

Patent Litigation Before the International Trade Commission: Latest Developments
Evaluating Whether to Litigate at the ITC, Navigating the Process, and Understanding Markm...
September 11, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will guide patent owner counsel in deciding whether to use the International Trade Commission (ITC) to litigate patent infringement claims, understanding the timeline for such litigation, preparing if needed for Markman hearings at the ITC, and learning the lessons from noteworthy c... Read More

Speakers:  Michael G. McManus, Partner, Duane Morris Rodney R. Sweetland, III, Partner, Duane Morris

USPTO Post-Grant Proceedings
Meeting the New Requirements for Post-Grant and Inter Partes Reviews and Supplemental Exam...
August 2, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to IP owners on post-grant practice since the America Invents Law and recent developments, including proposed rules on trial validity. The panel will discuss post-grant review proceedings, special transitional review of business method patents, and... Read More

Speakers:  Greg H. Gardella, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt Scott A. McKeown, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt Jessica J. Harrison, Technical Advisor, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt

Negotiating Patent Indemnification Provisions
Allocating Patent Infringement Risk Through Indemnification Clauses, Reps and Warranties,...
July 17, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to IP owners, licensees and licensors to protect their interests by allocating patent infringement risks during negotiations of indemnification provisions in a patent license or vendor contract. Read More

Speakers:  Robert E. Krebs, Partner, Nixon Peabody Eleanor Hynes Yost, Atty, Goodwin Procter Ira A. Schreger, Partner, Vinson & Elkins

Patent Infringement Royalty Damages: Lessons Learned Post-Uniloc
Implications for the EMVR and Alternatives to the 25 Percent Rule
June 19, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will prepare patent counsel to establish infringement damages, examine Uniloc and other recent decisions--and what the findings mean for patentholders, accused infringers and their counsel--and discuss the economic and financial tools available to estimate reasonable royalty damages... Read More

Speakers:  Troy E. Grabow, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Krista F. Holt, President & CEO, GreatBridge Consulting

Orange Book Use Codes: Impact of Caraco v. Novo Nordisk
Pursuing, Avoiding or Defending Against Counterclaims to Correct Method-of-Use Patents
June 5, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Caraco v. Novo Nordisk and offer counsel tactics for dealing with method-of-use patents. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas L. Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner David S. Bloch, Partner, Winston & Strawn Donna M. Meuth, Associate General Counsel - Intellectual Property, Eisai Deborah M. Herzfeld, Of Counsel, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Patent Infringement Litigation: Obtaining TROs, Injunctions and Other Preliminary Relief
May 24, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will prepare patent counsel to determine if and when to seek preliminary relief in patent infringement cases. The panel will discuss the types of relief available and how courts are treating requests for preliminary relief in patent infringement suits. Read More

Speakers:  Anthony J. Fitzpatrick, Partner, Duane Morris Melanie R. Rupert, Partner, Paul Hastings Anastasia M. Fernands, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Prometheus in the Post-Bilski Age: Patentable Subject Matter Under Continued Attack
Procuring, Asserting or Defending Against Patentability Amid Increasingly Strict Statutory...
May 1, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will prepare patent counsel to argue patentability under 35 U.S.C. Section 101, discuss the impact of recent Federal Circuit and ITC decisions--including the Supreme Court's Prometheus ruling, and offer best practices for patent seekers to meet subject matter eligibility requirement... Read More

Speakers:  Stephen T. Schreiner, Partner, Goodwin Procter Dean A. Morehous, Of counsel, Winston & Strawn

Contested Proceedings Before the New Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Navigating PTO Practice Under the New Procedures
April 3, 2012 CLE Download

The CLE webinar will provide guidance for patent practitioners on the new Patent Trial and Appeal Board, meeting the requirements, and preparing for contested proceedings. Read More

Speakers:  Scott A. McKeown, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt Greg H. Gardella, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt

New Supplemental Examination: USPTO Outlines New Rules
Navigating the New Mechanism to Cure Inequitable Conduct
February 14, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to IP owners and inventors on the supplemental examination process under the new America Invents Law. The panel will review the mechanics of the procedure and outline approaches to handle the ethical risks presented by the process. Read More

Speakers:  Scott A. McKeown, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt Lisa A. Dolak, Angela S. Cooney Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law

Patent Licensing Agreements
Crafting Effective Contracts to Avoid Litigation, Allocate Risk and Maximize Patent Value
December 21, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will prepare IP counsel to craft effective patent licenses by reviewing key clauses and licensing in joint development projects. The panel will outline best practices for structuring the agreement to avoid litigation, allocate risk and maximize patent value. Read More

Speakers:  Peter J. Toren, Attorney, Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker Carey C. Jordan, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Patent Reform: First to File Provisions
Navigating Significant Changes to What Constitutes Prior Art, Derivation Practice and More
November 15, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to IP owners and inventors on the first-to-file system under the new America Invents Law. The panel will review what constitutes prior art and the new derivation practice. Read More

Speakers:  Stephen G. Kunin, Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt Brad D. Pedersen, Partner, Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen

Antitrust Risks in IP Acquisitions, Transfers and Licenses
Navigating the Challenges with Patent Pools, Tying Arrangements, Pricing and Bundling
October 25, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide antitrust and IP attorneys with an analysis of current antitrust law standards and guidance that apply to IP transactions. The panel will explore IP issues that raise particular concerns for antitrust liability and discuss current trends in enforcement and litigation. Read More

Speakers:  Paul Saint-Antoine, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath Henry C. Su, Attorney Advisor, Federal Trade Commission M. Howard Morse, Partner, Cooley

The New Inequitable Conduct Standard in Patent Litigation
Asserting and Defending Inequitable Conduct Challenges After the Landmark Therasense Decis...
July 26, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for patent holders and challengers on the Federal Circuit's landmark en banc decision in Therasense v. Becton Dickinson, the new standard for inequitable conduct and its impact. The panel will offer best practices for operating under the new standard... Read More

Speakers:  James J. Foster, Shareholder, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks David P. Enzminger, Partner, Winston & Strawn Dr. Sandra P. Thompson, Shareholder, Buchalter Nemer

Patent Monetization: Legal and Business Strategies
Evaluating Key Patents, Analyzing Options, and Implementing a Monetization Plan
May 24, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel to understand the steps for identifying key patents and weighing the available options for monetization. The panel will offer best practices for implementing a monetization plan. Read More

Speakers:  Randy J. Pritzker, Shareholder, Wolf Greenfield Michael A. Albert, Shareholder, Wolf Greenfield Joseph J. Cote, Jr., Managing Director, Cote Associates Phil Stern, Chief Executive Officer, yet2.com

Patent Reexamination: Effective Strategy for Litigating Infringement Claims
Best Practices for Pursuing and Defending Parallel Proceedings
May 3, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will prepare patent litigators to respond to common challenges that arise when using parallel patent reexaminations as a litigation tool. The panel will provide best practices for pursuing or defending patent litigation claims involving reexaminations. Read More

Speakers:  Jessica J. Harrison, Supervisory Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Greg H. Gardella, Partner, Moderator, Irell & Manella Frank J. Nuzzi, Senior IP Counsel - IP Litigation, Siemens Roderick McConnell, Licensing Manager, Infineon Technologies AG

Patent Threats: Initial Response Strategies
Evaluating Patent Defenses When Faced With a Notice Letter or Complaint
March 30, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for IP counsel to identify inherent defects in a patent, find prior art and potential inequitable conduct without a "scorched earth" search, and formulate other defenses using time and cost-effective methods. Read More

Speakers:  Brent K. Yamashita, Partner, DLA Piper US Dr. Marc D. Peters, Partner, Morrison & Foerster Lisa Launer, Director and Associate General Counsel, Logitech

Multi-Defendant Patent Litigation: Controlling Costs and Pooling Resources
Strategies for Joint Defense Groups, Joint Defense Agreements, and Privilege Issues
August 19, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide counsel to companies involved in multi-defendant patent litigation with guidance on evaluating and using joint defense groups and joint defense agreements. The panel will also review common privilege issues that pose potential risks for defendants. Read More

Speakers:  David A. Segal, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Eric R. Lamison, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Bilski: Implications of the Supreme Court's Long-Awaited Ruling
Strategies for Prosecuting or Challenging Patent Process Claims Going Forward
August 11, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel and companies concerning the implications of the Supreme Court's recent decision in Bilski v. Kappos. The panel will outline best practices for defending patent applications--or challenging them--given the continuing lack of clear guidelines for pat... Read More

Speakers:  Erika H. Arner, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Leigh J. Martinson, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery Daniel R. Brownstone, Of Counsel, Fenwick & West

Patents and the Written Description Requirement
Meeting Section 112 Disclosure Obligations After Ariad v. Lilly
June 10, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patentees, patent challengers and counsel for dealing with the U.S. Patent Law Section 112's written description requirement. The panel will also discuss the implications of the Federal Circuit's recent opinion in Ariad v. Eli Lilly for compliance and patent... Read More

Speakers:  Peter G. Pappas, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Annemarie Hassett, Partner, Goodwin Procter

Patent Marking: Federal Circuit Expands Liability Threat
Complying With the False Marking Statute to Avoid Claims
March 18, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent attorneys on deciding when and whether to mark items as patented since the Federal Circuit's Forest Group decision expanded liability for mismarking patents. The panel will offer best practices for marking patented items and for minimizing liability r... Read More

Speakers:  Nathan Cummings, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish Robert W. Unikel, Partner, Howrey

Patent Damages After Lucent v. Gateway and Cornell v. HP
Strategies for Establishing or Disproving Infringement Damages
February 3, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will review how the Lucent and Cornell decisions impact patent damages law, discuss what the decisions mean for patent holders and defendants, and outline strategies for proving or rebutting patent infringement damages. Read More

Speakers:  Richard Cauley, Partner, Wang Hartmann Gibbs & Cauley John M. Skenyon, Principal, Fish & Richardson Elizabeth A. Alquist, Partner, Day Pitney

Patenting Green Technologies
Crafting Patent Claims for Clean Energy Innovations
January 6, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will discuss developing patent applications for environmental technology claims to meet patentability requirements and will outline best practices for enforcing IP rights. Read More

Speakers:  Dr. Michael R. Ward, Partner, Morrison & Foerster Paul Davis, Partner, Goodwin Procter Victor A. Cardona, Partner, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti

Patentable Subject Matter: Bilski and the New PTO Interim Guidance
Strategies for Patent Process Claims in an Uncertain Environment
October 29, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will examine subject matter patentability since the Federal Circuit Court's ruling in Bilski, how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will handle patentability matters pending the Supreme Court's review of Bilski, and offer best practices for patent seekers. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas J. Scott, Jr., Partner, Goodwin Procter Erika H. Arner, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Mark T. Garrett, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski

Patent Litigation and Inequitable Conduct Defenses
Asserting and Defending Inequitable Conduct Challenges Amid Inconsistent Federal Circuit S...
September 1, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will explain the impact that recent case law, budget crises affecting prosecutors, and pending federal legislation is having on the use of the inequitable conduct defense. The panel will provide best practices for arguing for and against the inequitable conduct defense in patent litigat... Read More

Speakers:  John L. North, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Eric J. Lobenfeld, Partner, Hogan & Hartson K. T. (Sunny) Cherian, Partner, Howrey

Venue in Patent Litigation: New Strategies After Genentech and TS Tech USA
Determining the Best Forum for Pursuing or Defending Patent Infringement Claims
August 4, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will examine the latest case law developments on patent venue, discuss the evolving venue standards in patent litigation, and offer strategies for pursuing and defending motions to transfer venue. Read More

Speakers:  David A. Segal, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Anthony J. Fitzpatrick, Partner, Duane Morris Ian N. Feinberg, Partner, Mayer Brown

Patent Infringement Claims Post-Qualcomm: Reassessing the Need for Opinion Letters
Balancing Opinions of Counsel Benefits Against Attorney–Client Privilege Risks
December 11, 2008 CLE Download

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Speakers:  Mark P. Wine, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe Sanford E. Warren, Jr., Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld John P. Hanish, Partner, Goodwin Procter

Quanta Computer v. LG Electronics
IP License Strategies after Court's Unanimous Ruling on Patent Exhaustion
July 16, 2008 CLE Download

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Speakers:  Allen E. Hoover, Partner, Banner & Witcoff Patricia A. Millett, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Richard P. Gilly, Partner, Winston & Strawn

Preserving Attorney–Client Privilege in Patent Proceedings
June 12, 2008 CLE Download

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Speakers:  Michael E. McCabe, Jr., Partner, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt Gregory M. Hasley, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Thomas J. Scott, Jr., Partner, Goodwin Procter

Sweeping USPTO Patent Rule Changes for Continuations and Claims
Understanding the New Obligations under the Complex Rules
October 24, 2007 CLE Download

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Speakers:  Marc E. Brown, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery Bernard Codd, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

In re Seagate Technology - Federal Circuit Sets New Standard
Understanding the New Patent Infringement Standard and Advice of Counsel Defense
September 18, 2007 CLE Download

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Speakers:  Brian E. Ferguson, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery Mark P. Wine, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe David R. Clonts, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Patent Licensing Post MedImmune
Best Practices for Adapting to Sweeping Change in Licensing
June 28, 2007 CLE Download

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Speakers:  Allen E. Hoover, Partner, Banner & Witcoff Michael J. Sacksteder, Partner, Fenwick & West

MedImmune v. Genentech: Impact of the Supreme Court Jan. 9 Decision on Patent Licenses
Court Overturns Long-Standing Federal Circuit Position
February 14, 2007 CLE Download

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Speakers:  Michael A. O'Shea, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Charles Baker, Partner, Porter & Hedges David Segal, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Strategies for Patent Claim Contruction
Protecting Claims Post Phillips v. AWH
January 9, 2007 CLE Download

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Speakers:  Hung H. Bui, Partner, Stein McEwen & Bui Warren Macrae, Partner,, Bryan Cave