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Amgen v. Sanofi: Patent Enablement and the Implications of the Supreme Court’s Decision
June 15, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on the recent Supreme Court decision in Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi and the implications of the decision. The panel will discuss the decision's impact on the patent enablement requirement. The panel will offer best practices for satisfying the patent enablement re... Read More

Structuring Patent Indemnification Provisions
Allocating Infringement Risk While Accounting for Changes to PTAB Estoppel and Statutory B...
June 20, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will prepare counsel to IP owners, licensees, and licensors to protect their interests by allocating patent infringement risks during the negotiation of indemnification provisions in a patent license or vendor contract. The panel will offer best practices for negotiating and structur... Read More

Alice Motions in Patent Infringement Litigation: Timing, Lessons From Recent Litigation
June 22, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on Alice motions at the pleading stage in patent infringement litigation. The panel will discuss key considerations when filing these motions. The panel will address Section 101 and the Mayo/Alice test, discussing steps 1 and 2 of the test for abstract idea... Read More

OED Grievances: Common Causes, Recent Trends, Practical Guidance, Differences From Malprac...
What to do When You Receive an OED Grievance and Best Practices to Avoid Them
June 27, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will guide patent and trademark counsel on the OED process by which lawyers who practice before the USPTO get disciplined. The presenter will describe the common causes for OED grievances and summarize recent trends in OED decisions. She will also explain the differences and similar... Read More

Patent Damages: Recent Trends and Developments, Experts and Supporting Documentation, Dama...
June 29, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on patent damages. The panel will review recent decisions and the guidance they provide. The panel will look at the role of experts and what documentation can aid experts in their evaluation. The panel will also discuss patent damages for foreign activity.... Read More

Inducement in a Pharmaceutical, Post-Launch Non-Hatch-Waxman World
Evaluating the Effect of a Skinny Label, Implications of GSK v. Teva
July 6, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the Federal Circuit's recent GSK v. Teva decision, and any other relevant post-launch non-Hatch Waxman pharmaceutical litigation. The panel will also discuss strategies and tactics regarding claim language and label language, as well as types of evidence... Read More

Virtual Patent Marking: Practical Considerations, Recent Court Guidance, and Ideas for Des...
July 13, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will guide patent owners and their counsel through virtual patent marking issues, nuances, pitfalls, and issues related to licensing that have patent marking clauses and what that means for your virtual patent marking program. The panel will also review traditional/physical marking... Read More

ChatGPT and Natural Language Processors in Patent Prosecution: Protecting Privacy, Ensurin...
July 20, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on the use of ChatGPT and other natural language processors. The panel will discuss the implications of the use of such tools. We will address privacy concerns and what steps companies can/should do to protect their information and works while leveraging th... Read More

Overcoming 101 Rejections for Computer and Electronics Related Patents
Leveraging USPTO Guidance and Recent Decisions to Meet 101 Patent Eligibility Requirements
July 25, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel for overcoming Section 101 rejections for computer and electronics related patents. The panel will review recent case law and USPTO guidance on 101 patent eligibility and offer strategies to address Section 101 rejections. Read More

Design Patent Claims Amendment, Reissue, Validity Challenges: Recent Court Treatment and U...
July 26, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on design patents and amending claims, reissue, and validity challenges. The panel will examine drawing identity, consistency, and written description for amended claims. The panel will also discuss the invalidating of claims and the associated challenges. T... Read More

Proving and Avoiding Inequitable Conduct and Unclean Hands in Patent Prosecution and Litig...
August 17, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on understanding the types of activity that may lead to a finding of inequitable conduct or unclean hands. The panel will also provide insights into practical tactics to avoid the risk of a court's ruling of inequitable conduct or unclean hands. The panel wi... Read More

Patents and Export Control Compliance: Managing Risk and Avoiding Unintentional Violations
Minimizing Export Control Liability in Patent Application Preparation, Development, and An...
August 22, 2023 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will guide patent and other 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 related licensing issues. The panel will offer best practices for complyi... Read More

Refuting Obviousness With Secondary Considerations
Surviving or Defeating Validity Challenges, Lessons From Recent Federal Circuit and PTAB D...
June 6, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the use of secondary considerations to demonstrate or refute obviousness. The panel will examine what works and what does not when seeking to survive or defeat validity challenges. The panel will also review recent Federal Circuit decisions and Patent Tri... Read More

Patent Litigation Financing: Third-Party Considerations, Judgment Preservation Insurance,...
June 1, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on patent litigation financing and the associated issues. The panel will discuss the options patent owners and litigators have for financing. The panel will address third-party funding and the use of judgment insurance. The panel will also discuss key consi... Read More

Obtaining Section 1782 Discovery in Patent Litigation Outside the U.S.: Key Considerations...
May 25, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on obtaining U.S. discovery when involved in litigation outside the U.S. The panel will examine the use of Section 1782 applications and the potential roadblocks and challenges that litigants face. The panel will discuss how the courts have treated such dis... Read More

Relying on the POSITA in Patent Prosecution: Impact of General Knowledge on Patentability/...
May 23, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on using the knowledge of a person of ordinary skill in the art (POSITA) in patent prosecution. The panel will discuss recent cases where challenges were successful using knowledge of a POSITA to fill in disclosure as well as cases where the same attempt fa... Read More

Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege in Patent Proceedings
Protecting Confidential Communications With Patent Counsel or Patent Agents
May 16, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel in navigating the challenges of preserving and controlling the attorney-client privilege in proceedings before the PTO, including both ex parte proceedings (i.e., the prosecution of the patent application and reexaminations) and inter partes proceedings (i.e... Read More

Forum Shopping and the Unified Patent Court: Choosing Among UPC Divisions and National Cou...
May 11, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on the new EU Unitary Patent System and the Unified Patent Court (UPC). The panel will discuss the key considerations for counsel when determining whether to file in the national courts or in the UPC, and if in the UPC, in which division to file. The panel... Read More

Patenting Polymorphs: Opportunities and Challenges
Proving Validity and Patentability vs. Proving Infringement in Litigation
May 2, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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The CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on patenting polymorphs from drafting through patent prosecution and enforcement. The panel will further examine lessons learned from the case law and offer strategies to overcome the potential challenges. Read More

PTAB Discretionary Denials: Preparing and Responding to Petitions, Application of the Fint...
April 25, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on recent discretionary denial trends. The panel will discuss Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) precedential decisions on discretionary denials and their application in subsequent cases. The panel will offer practice suggestions for petitioners and patent... Read More

Foreign Filing Licenses: Key Considerations, First Filing Requirements, Design Patent Uniq...
April 20, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on foreign filing restrictions and licenses. It will also review the export controls considerations and pitfalls in that process. The panel will discuss various countries with filing restrictions and requirements, including the U.S., China, India, and other... Read More

Patent Cooperation Treaty: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks, Obtaining International Pate...
Navigating the PCT, Priority, Selection of International Authorities, PCT Search and Exami...
April 18, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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

Terminating Patent Licenses: Key Considerations and Best Practices
Timing, License Terms, Partial Termination, Notice, Wrongful Termination Consequences, Pos...
April 13, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on the termination of a patent license. The panel will address whether, when, and how to terminate a patent license and offer practice guidance to manage the associated risks. Read More

Subject Matter Eligibility: Navigating Expanding Instability in Sect. 101 Inquiry
Applying USPTO and Court Guidance in Drafting and Prosecuting Patent Applications
April 11, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on recent court decisions addressing Section 101 subject matter eligibility. The panel will discuss the USPTO Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance. The panel will address treatment at the examiner stage and how it fits with the current court tr... Read More

Drafting and Prosecuting Patent Applications to Survive a Markman Hearing: Claim Construct...
March 30, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel for patent drafting to survive a Markman hearing. The panel will provide claim construction case studies, examining a district court case for do's and don'ts when drafting and prosecuting a patent application. The panel will offer tips and pointers on what... Read More

Obtaining and Managing REMS Patents: What Patent Prosecutors Need to Know, USPTO and FDA P...
March 21, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on the issues surrounding Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) patents and listing in the Orange Book. The panel will discuss REMS patents and what patent prosecutors need to know. The panel will address the current efforts of the USPTO and FDA to... Read More

Negotiating IP Rights in Industry Sponsored Research Agreements
Structuring Ownership, Licensing, Assignment, Confidentiality, Publication, and Use Provis...
March 16, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on negotiating and structuring industry-sponsored research agreements (SRAs) to allocate IP ownership. The panel will outline the challenges of SRAs with nonprofit organizations and discuss key provisions of the SRA to protect IP rights and avoid unintended consequ... Read More

Design Patent Enforcement: Best Practices, Due Diligence Considerations, Strategies During...
March 14, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the enforcement of design patent rights. The panel will examine the key considerations involved in determining whether to sue when there is an alleged infringement. The panel will also offer strategic guidance for enforcement, things to consider during pr... Read More

Patent Assignments and Priority in an International Context: U.S., Europe, and Asia
March 9, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on patent assignments and priority in the international context, together with key transactional concerns that may arise in the scope of negotiations. The panel will address key considerations for patent counsel, including scope of the assignment, signing i... Read More

Patent Year in Review: Key Decisions, Trends, and Strategies
Patent Eligibility, Obviousness, Written Description, Pleading Standards, and More
March 7, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on recent trends and developments in patent practice. The panel will examine the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, and PTAB cases from the past year and discuss some of the key developments and strategies. Read More

Subject Matter Eligibility and AI: USPTO Guidance, Court and PTAB Treatment, Meeting Eligi...
February 28, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on subject matter eligibility issues in AI patents. The panel will examine the most recent USPTO eligibility standard and how to address it. The panel will also discuss how the courts and the PTAB have addressed subject matter eligibility in AI cases. The p... Read More

Evaluating and Acquiring Patent Portfolios: Key Considerations
Structuring the Transaction, Conducting Due Diligence, Drafting and Negotiating Key Provis...
February 23, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on the key considerations for evaluating and acquiring patent portfolios. The panel will provide insight into strategic considerations and transaction structures as well as the key issues to consider when conducting patent portfolio due diligence. The panel... Read More

Orange Book Listing Recent Developments
Impact on Prosecution of Pharmaceutical U.S. Patent Applications, Subsequent Orange Book L...
February 14, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on recent Orange Book developments. The panel will discuss Orange Book listing practices and the implications for patent prosecution, listing, and litigation. The panel will examine contemporary thought about Form 3542 and pitfalls to avoid. Read More

Patent Strategies for Protecting Aftermarket Parts: Strengthening the Portfolio, Implement...
February 8, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on patent strategies for protecting aftermarket parts. The panel will discuss leveraging IP to protect aftermarket parts and create obstacles for will-fitters. The panel will also discuss claiming tactics to block will-fitters and offer guidance on detectin... Read More

Navigating the New EU Unitary Patent System and Unified Patent Court: Are You Ready?
Strategic Considerations for U.S. Applicants and Patentees
February 2, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the new EU Unitary Patent System and the Unified Patent Court (UPC). Also covered will be the nuts and bolts of the systems and strategic considerations for U.S. applicants and patentees with European portfolios. Read More

Patents and the Expectation of Success Doctrine
What is Reasonable, Tension With Enablement, Best Practices for Patent Drafting and Prosec...
January 31, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide patent counsel with guidance on the doctrine of expectation of success. The panel will examine how much is reasonably needed and the tension between the doctrine and enablement. The panel will discuss recent cases and will offer best practices for patent drafting and pat... Read More

Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act: Purple Book, Dispute Resolution, Exclusivi...
January 5, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA). The panel will discuss the Purple Book and issues related to exclusivities and the retroactivity of the BPCIA. The panel will also address the ongoing debate over whether the BPCIA's patent dispu... Read More

International Design Patent Protection: Developing a Global IP Strategy
December 20, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on protecting design patents in the global marketplace. The panel will discuss the critical differences between the patent laws in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. It will offer best practices for U.S. companies and counsel to develop a global intellectual... Read More

Advice of Counsel Defense in Patent Litigation and Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege
Limiting Scope of Discovery, Safeguarding Confidential Communications and Information
December 15, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide patent counsel with an examination of the role of the advice of counsel defense in patent infringement cases and the temporal and subject matter scope of the potential waiver of the attorney-client privilege and work product protection when an accused infringer relies up... Read More

Doctrine of Equivalents in Patent Prosecution: DOE Application, Festo Exceptions, Recent C...
December 13, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the doctrine of equivalents (DOE). The panel will discuss recent Federal Circuit DOE decisions applying the Festo exceptions, particularly the "tangential relation" exception. As the court held in Eli Lilly & Co. v. Hospira Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2019), "whether... Read More

Overcoming 103 Rejections for Biotech and Chemical Patents: Leveraging Recent Decisions an...
December 8, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel in overcoming Section 103 rejections for biotech and chemical patents. Biotech and chemical claims continue to be embroiled in lead compound arguments and rebutting prima facie cases of obviousness based on, for example, ranges. The panel will review recent... Read More

Subject Matter Eligibility for Mechanical Patents: Implications of American Axle, Abstract...
December 7, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on subject matter eligibility for mechanical patents. The panel will discuss the American Axle decision and its implications for mechanical patents. The decision(s) in American Axle brought the issues of abstractness and laws of nature to practitioners in t... Read More

Patent Claim and Specification Drafting and Prosecution
Avoiding Traps That Lead to Royalty Free Licensing of Patented Technology
November 29, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the impact of case law on daily U.S. patent practice. The panel will offer sound principles to prepare and prosecute patent applications to avoid traps for the unwary or careless claim terminology and untoward language in the specification. The panel will... Read More

Navigating the Chinese Patent System: What U.S. Patent Counsel Need to Know, Leveraging Re...
Protecting IP Rights in China, Changes After the Phase One Trade Deal, Understanding Curre...
November 17, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide 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 and new draft amendments, current litigation trends, and the AUCL. The panel will offer U.S. compa... Read More

Patent Term Adjustments and Extensions: Leveraging Recent Decisions and USPTO Rule Changes
November 15, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel in calculating patent term adjustments, understanding the interplay with patent term extensions, examining recent court treatment, and offering approaches for preserving rights and maximizing patent term adjustments and extensions. Read More

Inherency Doctrine in Patent Prosecution and Litigation
Navigating Court and USPTO Treatment, Proving Anticipation, Overcoming Inherency Rejection
November 10, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the inherency doctrine in patent prosecution and litigation. The panel will examine how the courts and the USPTO have treated and are treating the issue. The panel will also discuss what it takes to prove anticipation by inherency and offer best practices... Read More

Patent Design Arounds: Minimizing Risk of Infringement and Reducing Likelihood of Competit...
Navigating Claims, Specifications, Prosecution History, Prior Art, and Other Key Considera...
November 9, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on leveraging design arounds to reduce the risk of patent infringement. The panel will also discuss what counsel can do when drafting patent applications to minimize competitors' likelihood of design around the patent. Read More

Patent Protection and Bypass Continuation Applications: Evaluating Benefits and Risks, Nav...
November 1, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on the use of bypass continuation applications. The panel will discuss the advantages of using the application along with the potential risks. The panel will also offer best practices for using the bypass application and navigating the process. Read More

Structuring Patent Licensing Agreements: Avoiding Litigation, Allocating Risk, and Maximiz...
October 25, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare IP counsel to craft 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

Protecting Artificial Intelligence-Related Inventions: Patent Eligibility, Written Descrip...
October 19, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on protecting AI-related inventions. The panel will discuss the risks and opportunities of AI-derived innovations. The panel will discuss recent court decisions addressing AI and inventorship and examine the patenting process related to AI. The panel will of... Read More

Patent Eligibility, Duty to Disclose, and More: USPTO Manual of Patent Examining Procedure...
October 13, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine patent eligibility, duty to disclose, and other updated sections of the USPTO Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP). The panel will explore the impact on patent prosecution and beyond and provide best practices for applying the guidance or how to remedy instances w... Read More

Transferring Patent Ownership: Preexisting Licenses, Rights That Run With Patents, Encumbr...
October 6, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on transferring patent ownership. The panel will address the impact of encumbrances such as preexisting licenses on patent transfers as well as how the retention of certain rights by the former owner can affect the new patent owners' rights. The panel will also dis... Read More

Design Patents and the Hague Agreement Option: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks of Filing...
September 22, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide 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 learned from the first few years that U.S. applicants have had access to the Hague System. The panel will offer be... Read More

Printed Publication as Prior Art: PTAB Guidance, Practical Considerations for Patent Holde...
September 20, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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The CLE course will provide an in-depth discussion for counsel on the history and current state of the law when a non-patent prior art reference qualifies as a "printed publication" for purposes of an invalidity challenge. The panel will discuss recent Federal Circuit, district court, and PTAB decis... Read More

Obviousness Standard: Leveraging Latest PTO and Court Guidance
Overcoming Challenges of Obviousness and Attacks on Patent Validity
September 15, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide patent counsel with guidance on the evolving obviousness standard. In a 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 does the Pa... Read More

Billion Dollar Patents: Building a Strong Patent Portfolio, Generating Value, Protecting I...
September 8, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on withstanding the challenges of today's U.S. patent system in the hopes of earning billions of dollars in revenue with U.S. patents, properly extending market exclusivities, and keeping competitors off the market with strong U.S. patents. The panel will of... Read More

Patent Protection in Russia: Implications of USPTO Actions and U.S. Sanctions for Safeguar...
September 6, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will review the implications of U.S sanctions on Russia and recent U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) actions for patent owners and applicants. The panel will also address the steps that Russia has taken in response and what they may mean for U.S. companies holding patents in... Read More

Patenting Pharmaceutical Drug Formulations: Withstanding Litigation and PTAB Challenges
September 1, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on patenting drug formulations from drafting through patent prosecution and enforcement. The panel will examine lessons learned from the case law and offer strategies to overcome the potential challenges. Read More

Structuring Non-Infringement Opinions and Reducing Risk of Patent Infringement: Key Consid...
August 23, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on preparing and providing non-infringement opinions for companies developing new products. The panel will drill down into what a competent non-infringement opinion should contain. The panel will outline best practices for drafting these opinions to reduce... Read More

Patent Infringement After Duncan Parking Technologies: Doctrine of Equivalents, Claim Cons...
August 18, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel regarding the impact of recent court decisions and their guidance on direct, induced, and contributory infringement, claim construction, literal infringement, doctrine of equivalents infringement, including hypothetical claims, and even the reverse doctrine... Read More

Overcoming Sect. 101 Rejections: USPTO Guidance, Recent Decisions to Meet Sect. 101 Patent...
August 16, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel to overcome Section 101 rejections. The panel will review recent case law and USPTO guidance on Section 101 patent eligibility and offer strategies to address Section 101 rejections. Read More

Patent Claims and the Article "A": Only One or More Than One And Other Impactful Words/Pun...
Best Practices for Preparing and Prosecuting Patent Applications
August 4, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the impact of recent decisions addressing "a" and the implications of these decisions on U.S. patent practice. The panel will offer best practices of fundamentally sound principles to prepare and prosecute a U.S. patent application to avoid careless claim... Read More

Patent Protection for Metaverse Innovations: Subject Matter Eligibility, Novelty, and Non-...
August 2, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on patent protection in the metaverse. The panel will discuss the challenges of getting patents, subject matter eligibility, and the novelty and non-obviousness requirements. The panel will also discuss using design patents to protect innovations in the met... Read More

Allocating Patent Ownership in Joint Development Agreements: Inventorship, Subject Matter,...
July 28, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss joint development agreements (JDAs) and the allocation of patent ownership in JDAs. The panel will discuss key considerations, including the challenges of joint ownership and strategies to mitigate risk. The panel will discuss the pros and cons of ownership based on inve... Read More

Patent Exclusivity Health Checks for Small Molecules: Are Your U.S. Patents Ready to Maxim...
Phase II Efficacy Trials, Phase III Clinical Trials, NDA Submission, Approval, Marketing
July 21, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to patent counsel on the essentials of patent exclusivity that are in critical need of independent checking. The panel will discuss crucial health checks on U.S. patent exclusivity for small molecules in Phase II efficacy trials and proceedings through large-sca... Read More

Patent Acquisition Agreements: Considerations When Acquiring Patents, Negotiating and Stru...
July 19, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on patent acquisition agreements and what factors counsel should consider when negotiating and drafting these agreements. The panel will address the agreement's key provisions and offer best practices for negotiating and structuring these agreements. Read More

Section 112(a) Enablement and Written Description Issues in Patent Cases: Leveraging CCPA...
Capitalizing on Past Precedent to Withstand 112(a) Rejections and Attacks on Patent Validi...
July 14, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on leveraging decisions by the PTAB, the CCPA, and the Federal Circuit regarding applying Section 112 written description and enablement requirements in patent cases. The panel will examine lessons from these decisions and offer strategies to overcome challe... Read More

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...
June 30, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance on Section 112 issues that arise during an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding. The panel will address the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's (PTAB's) response to assertions that claims do not comply with 112 and will discuss related claim construction issues. The... Read More

Obvious-Type Double Patenting and PTEs: Defeating ODP Rejections and Avoiding Terminal Dis...
June 21, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel in understanding double patenting. The panel will analyze recent court treatment, offer best practices to defeat double patenting rejections and avoid terminal disclaimers, and provide specific language to consider if a terminal disclaimer must be filed. Read More

Conducting and Analyzing Prior Art Searches: Validity, Patentability, Infringement, FTO, S...
June 16, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on structuring and conducting prior art searches using traditional and next-generation tools. The panel will also discuss the reporting of search results and offer best practices for analyzing prior art searches to maximize patent protection. Read More

Patent Drafting for Cryptocurrency Innovations: Overcoming Eligibility Challenges, Minimiz...
June 14, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on prosecuting cryptocurrency-related patents. The panel will discuss steps to reduce the likelihood of rejection and strategies for effectively drafting patent applications. The panel will also look at litigation trends and how they inform patent prosecutio... Read More

Patent Infringement: Structuring Opinions of Counsel
Leveraging Opinion Letters to Reduce the Risks of Liability and Enhanced Damages
June 9, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide patent counsel with an analysis of the evolving role of attorney opinions in defending patent infringement claims and the potential use of written opinions of counsel. The panel will discuss the issue of waiver of the attorney-client privilege and provide best practices... Read More

ITC Litigation: Current Trends, Developments, and Strategies for Litigants
June 7, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine recent trends and developments, as well as who should use the International Trade Commission (ITC) and how to prepare for ITC litigation. The panel will also discuss some of the practical aspects of litigating at the ITC, including fact discovery, expert reports and exam... Read More

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
June 1, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide 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 Europe without sacrif... Read More

Patent Protection in Russia: Implications of USPTO Actions and U.S. Sanctions for Safeguar...
May 31, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will review the implications of U.S sanctions on Russia and recent U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) actions for patent owners and applicants. The panel will also address the steps that Russia has taken in response and what they may mean for U.S. companies holding patents in... Read More

Antibody Patenting: Meeting Written Description and Obviousness Requirements, U.S. and Eur...
May 26, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the patentability requirements in the USPTO and EPO for claiming a broad genus of antibodies, recent case law that could impact those claims, and how best to protect antibody inventions in light of the recent developments. Read More

Design Patents and IPR: Challenging and Defending Validity at the PTAB
Navigating Prior Art and Obviousness Analyses, Leveraging IPR for Design Patents
May 24, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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 di... Read More

Inducement Following GSK v. Teva
Evaluating the Effect of a Skinny Label, Implications of Recent Court Treatment
May 11, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on issues of inducement in pharmaceutical patent litigation in light of the GSK v. Teva decision. The panel will also discuss strategies and tactics regarding claim language and label language, as well as types of evidence to adduce to prove inducement of in... Read More

Patent Inventorship: Best Practices for Determination and Correction
Distinguishing Between Inventor and Contributor; Navigating Joint Inventorship, Disclosure...
May 5, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel in identifying and determining inventorship and offer best practices for correcting errors regarding inventorship. Our experienced panel will provide perspectives gained from working with the AIA since its passage and outline lessons from recent court decisi... Read More

Patent Eligibility and Engineered Natural Products: Overcoming 101 Challenges, Leveraging...
April 28, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on patent eligibility issues with engineered natural products. The panel will examine the key considerations in determining patentability and review recent case law. The panel will also address alternatives for getting IP protection for engineered natural pr... Read More

Patent Ownership Rights: Structuring Assignment and Employment Contracts
Key Provisions, Implications for Litigation, Recent Court Treatment
April 21, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide counsel on securing patent ownership to inventions created by employees or independent contractors. The panel will discuss essential provisions and strategies when structuring employee assignments and contractor agreements. The presenters will discuss the implications for... Read More

Design Patent Protection for Replacement Parts: Drafting Claims, Differences Between U.S....
April 19, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on design patent protection for replacement parts. The panel will examine the key considerations when defining and drafting design patent claims for replacement parts. The panel will also discuss the differences between U.S. and European treatment of design... Read More

Description Amendments at the EPO and Implications for U.S. Litigation: Updated EPO Guidel...
April 14, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on the description amendments and the amended/updated European Patent Office (EPO) Guidelines for Examination. The panel will discuss what it could mean for U.S. litigation and what applicants/counsel should consider or do to comply with the guidelines and... Read More

Standard Essential Patents: FRAND in Europe and the U.S.; Favorable FRAND Forums; ASI and...
April 12, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms (FRAND) jurisprudence in the U.S. and Europe. The panel will examine the current landscape as well as anti-suit injunction (ASI) risks. The panel will also discuss considerations for selecting a favorable FR... Read More

Design Patent Claim Construction: Written Description, Ornamentality, Functionality, and M...
Drafting Claims to Withstand Scrutiny and Avoiding Claim Limitation Attack
March 24, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide 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

Drafting Software Patents to Survive Section 101 and AIA Challenges
Anticipating and Minimizing the Risk of 101 Rejections, Recent Court Guidance
March 22, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent practitioners to draft their patent applications to overcome Section 101 challenges during prosecution, litigation, and AIA reviews. This panel has decades of experience in Section 101. Read More

Life Sciences IP Due Diligence: Implications of Recent Decisions, Legislation, PTO Guidanc...
March 17, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel for conducting intellectual property due diligence in life sciences deals. The panel will discuss recent court decisions and current and pending legislation relating to patent rights that impact life sciences analyses. The panel will offer steps companies and couns... Read More

Structuring Freedom to Operate Opinions: Reducing Risk of Patent Infringement
Combating Troubling FTO Results, Overcoming Potential Roadblocks, Addressing Impact of Pos...
March 10, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel preparing freedom to operate (FTO) opinions for companies developing new products. The panel will outline best practices for drafting FTO opinions to reduce infringement risks and exposure to potential damages awards. Read More

Creative Patent Claiming Strategies in Light of FDA Approval
Lessons From Teva Pharms. v. Corcept Therapeutics, Sanofi v. Watson, and Successful Means-...
March 8, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on patent claiming and the virtues of claiming precisely what the FDA approved. The panel will discuss the recent Teva Pharms. v. Corcept Therapeutics decision, the obvious to try requirements, and the lessons from the recent decision. The panel will also hi... Read More

Patent Drafting for Machine Learning: Claim Strategy, Patent Eligibility, and Disclosure R...
March 1, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will assist patent practitioners in drafting high quality patent applications for machine learning inventions. The panel will discuss different claim styles and framings that may be appropriate for different machine learning inventions, how to anticipate and minimize the risks of Sec... Read More

Patent Licensing: A Deep Dive Into Licensing Landmines
Navigating Scope, Indemnification, Royalties, Sublicensing, Territorial and Use Restrictio...
February 24, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the most problematic areas in patent licensing. The panel will dive into the scope, indemnification, royalty terms, sublicensing, territorial and use restrictions, and more. They will offer best practices for navigating these licensing landmines. Read More

Functionality in Design Patent Prosecution and Litigation
Evaluating Ornamentality vs. Functionality, Overcoming Obviousness Challenges, Leveraging...
February 22, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on functionality in design patent litigation and USPTO prosecution. The panel will examine recent court treatment and how to navigate the issue of functionality in both prosecution and litigation contexts. Read More

Unified Patent Court: Protocols on Privileges and Immunities and on Provisional Applicatio...
Strategic Considerations for U.S. Applicants and Patentees
February 17, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the recently approved protocols associated with the UPC. The panel will discuss the fundamental changes so that counsel can prepare for them in the coming months. The panel will also address the implications of Brexit o... Read More

Biologics and Biosimilars: FDA Initiatives and Guidance, Approvals and Exclusivity, Patent...
February 16, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide essential updates on FDA practice and patent law relating to biologics and biosimilars. The panel will discuss the current state of and recent changes to FDA initiatives, approvals, and exclusivities, as well as patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, and litigation. Read More

Patenting Diagnostic Methods: Navigating the Evolving Court Treatment, USPTO Guidance
February 3, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on diagnostic method inventions and the challenges of getting patent protection. The panel will discuss the evolving court treatment of diagnostic patents and the USPTO guidance. The panel will offer best practices for getting patent protection for diagnosti... Read More

Computer-Implemented Invention Patents: Federal Circuit Guidance, USPTO Guidance on Sectio...
January 27, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions. The panel will examine the recent USPTO guidance, recent case law, and the European Patent Office (EPO) guidance for computer-implemented inventions and EPO patentability. The panel will offer insight... Read More

Trade Secrets and Patents: A Comprehensive Approach to Protecting Intellectual Property
Evaluating the Protection Options, Weighing the Benefits and Risks
January 26, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide 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

International Patent Subject Matter Eligibility: Court Treatment, Patent Office Practices,...
January 20, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on patent subject matter eligibility around the world. The panel will discuss court treatment, practices of the various patent offices, and prosecution strategies. The panel will offer guidance on determining where to file applications, the risks and benefi... Read More

Obtaining Discovery From Foreign Entities in Patent Litigation
Balancing the Need for Discovery and Foreign Privacy Laws
January 18, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent litigators on overcoming challenges when conducting discovery outside the U.S. The panel will examine national privacy and blocking laws that impede discovery outside the U.S. and how the courts treat the issue. The panel will discuss the international comity analys... Read More

International Patent Licensing: Key Considerations
Navigating Tax Issues, Government Approvals, Export Control, Differences in IP Rights, and...
January 11, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on cross-border patent licensing agreements. The panel will focus on issues impacted by the involvement of international parties in the agreement, including payment and tax issues, choice-of-law, dispute resolution, government approvals, and export control l... Read More

Pharma and Chemical Patent Applications: Meeting Written Description Requirement
Demonstrating Evidence of Possession of the Invention, Navigating the Guidelines, Maintain...
January 6, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel to ensure chemical and pharmaceutical patent applications meet the written description requirement, outline lessons for counsel from Federal Circuit and PTAB decisions, and offer their perspectives and strategies to avoid challenges. Read More

Information Disclosure in Patent Prosecution: IDS Filings, Key Considerations, Strategies...
December 16, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on disclosing relevant information in patent prosecution and post-issuance patent proceedings such as supplemental examination. The panel will discuss the considerations for the elements of the information disclosure statements, including the information dis... Read More

Protecting IP Rights in Joint Development Agreements and Strategic Alliances
Apportioning Contributed, Joint, and Derivative IP; Planning for Involuntary Early Endings...
December 9, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide 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

Patent Cooperation Treaty: Amending International Applications, Curing Defects, Rectifying...
November 30, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent practitioners through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and its amendment process. The panel will discuss amending claims, specifications, and drawings, as well as correcting errors and defects in the application. The panel will also discuss how to use the PCT to... Read More

Orange Book Listing Recent Developments
Impact on Prosecution of Pharmaceutical U.S. Patent Applications, Subsequent Orange Book L...
November 16, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on recent Orange Book developments, including recent cases related to Orange Book listing practices and the implications for patent prosecution, listing, and litigation. The panel will examine, in particular, contemporary thought about Form 3542 and pitfalls... Read More

Invalidity Opinions in Patent Litigation: Shielding Against Liability
Reducing Exposure to Enhanced Damages, Attorney-Client Privilege Implications
November 11, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide patent counsel with guidance on using invalidity opinions in defense of patent infringement claims. The panel will discuss the issue of waiver of the attorney-client privilege and other factors when considering invalidity opinions. The panel will provide best practices f... Read More

Functional Claiming for Software Patents: Leveraging Recent Court Treatment
Surviving 112(f) and Disclosing Functional Basis for Software to Meet Heightened Standard...
November 4, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on functional claiming in software patents and USPTO prosecution. The panel will examine recent court treatment and explain how to navigate the issue of functionality given the uncertainties in the prosecution and litigation contexts. Read More

Markush Claims in Patent Prosecution and Litigation: Leveraging Federal Court Guidance
October 27, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on Markush claims in the prosecution and litigation of patents. The panel will review the original case, Ex Parte Markush, and other critical cases, including recent PTAB appeal and IPR decisions. The panel will discuss the ongoing debate about what Markush... Read More

Managing Patent Infringement Risk in Product Development
October 20, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on identifying and addressing patent infringement risks in the product development process. The panel will examine how the courts have applied Halo and offer strategies for minimizing patent infringement risk. Read More

Navigating the USPTO Examiner Count System and Other USPTO Programs
October 19, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on leveraging the United States Patent and 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

Patent Asset Transfers: Tax Implications of Patent Sale, License, Cost Share Arrangement,...
October 14, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel involved in patent asset transfers, providing a high level overview of tax ownership issues and the tax implications of different types of transfers, including select issues under U.S. tax law such as GILTI and FDII. The panel will address how to ensure the patent... Read More

Pleading Requirements for Patent Infringement Amid Inconsistent Court Treatment
Applying Federal Circuit Factors, Understanding the Right Amount to Plead
October 12, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the pleading requirements in patent infringement cases. The panel will discuss what is the right amount when pleading patent infringement cases. The panel will discuss how the courts have addressed the issue and offer best practices for meeting the pleadi... Read More

Labeling and Induced Infringement in Pharma Patent Litigation and Protecting IP Rights
October 7, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the implications of recent litigation strategies and discuss strategic considerations of label language. Read More

Protecting Software as a Medical Device: Patents, Design Patents, and Trade Secrets
September 28, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel for companies in the medical device industry on protecting software as a medical device (SaMD). The panel will discuss the FDA rules regulating SaMD and how to leverage IP law to protect SaMD. Read More

Patent Exclusivity Health Checks for Biologics: Are Your U.S. Patents Ready to Maximize RO...
September 23, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the essentials of patent exclusivity that are in critical need of independent checking. The panel will discuss crucial health checks on U.S. patent exclusivity for biologics in Phase II efficacy trials and proceedings through large scale randomized Phase... Read More

Design Patent Litigation: Increasing the Probability of Success in Infringement Outcomes
Leveraging Science-Based Objective Ordinary Observer Test Surveys
September 9, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide design patent counsel in the application of the Gorham ordinary observer test in design patent litigation. The panel will review recent design patent decisions that result in undesirable subjective outcomes. The panel will also present validated large-sample consumer surve... Read More

Avoiding Bad Faith in Patent Prosecution: Recent Court Guidance, Best Practices When Prepa...
August 31, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on avoiding bad faith when preparing and prosecuting patent applications. The panel will discuss the types of activity that patent prosecutors need to watch for and will provide insights into practical tactics to avoid the risk of a ruling similar to the Fed... Read More

Conflicts in Patent Prosecution: Avoiding the Ethical Pitfalls
Minimizing Risks of Malpractice Liability and Ethics Sanctions
August 26, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on the unique conflict issues that often arise in patent prosecution. The panel will outline best practices to identify and address the risks and minimize conflicts that can lead to malpractice liability and ethical violations. Read More

Managing Priority Between U.S. and European Patents: Minimizing Ownership, Same Invention,...
August 17, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on priority issues when seeking patent protection in both the U.S. and Europe. The panel will discuss the differences between the jurisdictions and the potential pitfalls applicants may encounter, including disparities over ownership which pose some of the b... Read More

Functional Claiming for Mechanical and Electrical Arts
Surviving 112(f) and Disclosing Functional Basis to Meet Heightened Standard of Review
August 12, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on functional claiming in electrical and mechanical arts patents and 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 litigation. Read More

Leveraging Design Patents to Protect Graphical User Interfaces
Protecting the "Look and Feel" of GUIs, Understanding Current U.S. and Global Prosecution...
August 10, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on protecting graphical user interface (GUI) in the U.S. and worldwide. The panel will examine the advantages of design patent protection over other forms of IP and offer best practices for obtaining meaningful design protection for GUI. Read More

Drafting and Defending Software Patents: Meeting Sections 102, 103, and 112 Requirements
July 22, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent practitioners on drafting their software patent applications to comply with Section 102, 103, and 112 requirements and defending software patents from attacks under those statutory sections. The panel will discuss federal court guidance, prosecution guidelines, and... Read More

Patents as NFTs: Tokenization and Implications for Ownership, Valuation, and Licensing; Se...
July 20, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance on patents as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The panel will discuss the current trends related to NFTs representing patents, examining the benefits and challenges, and even viability of such a system. The panel will discuss ownership, transferring ownership, valuat... Read More

Patent Ownership and Inventorship: Avoiding Pitfalls in Defending Against Infringement and...
Overcoming Challenges With Joint Inventorship, Common Ownership, and Former Employee-Inven...
July 14, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the pitfalls of collaboration between individuals and entities in an invention. The panel will discuss challenges, including common inventorship and former employee-inventors, and how the courts have treated these issues. The panel will discuss lessons fr... Read More

Patent Invalidation and Assignor Estoppel: Differing Standards, Minerva Surgical v. Hologi...
July 8, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on patent invalidation and assignor estoppel. The panel will discuss the courts' and PTAB's approaches to assignors in patent invalidation and recent decisions, and whether and how the Supreme Court's Minerva decision affects the doctrine going forward. The... Read More

Sect. 112 Indefiniteness in Chemical and Biotech Patent Claims
Drafting and Prosecuting Patent Claims That Will Hold Up Under Any Definiteness Standard
July 1, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on how recent Federal Circuit and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) case law impact daily patent practice. The panel will offer best practices to navigate pre- and post-issuance scrutiny for compliance with 35 U.S.C. 112(b). Read More

Ex Parte Patent Appeals: Determining Whether to Appeal, Trends and Lessons From Recent Cas...
June 29, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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NOTE: A PTAB judge has been added to the panel. This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on ex parte appeals. The panel will discuss the strategy of choosing ex parte appeals and key considerations. The panel will also offer best practices for ex parte appeals. Read More

Means-Plus-Function Patent Claims: Treatment in Prosecution, Litigation, and Post-Grant Pr...
June 24, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide patent counsel with an in-depth look at means-plus-function and/or functional claims, and the benefits and risks of using means-plus-function and/or functional claims given district court litigation, actual patent claims issued by the USPTO, and PTAB post-grant proceedin... Read More

USPTO Examiner Interview Strategies: Preparing for and Conducting Interviews to Advance Pa...
June 17, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on leveraging interviews with the 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 patent examine... Read More

Patent Practice in the Western District of Texas, Waco Division: From Filing to Final Judg...
June 10, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on patent litigation in the Western District of Texas. The panel will examine key considerations and discuss strategies to navigate litigation issues from case commencement through post- trial motions. Read More

Prosecution History Estoppel in Patent Litigation: Avoiding the Presumption, Limitation of...
May 27, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent litigators on prosecution history estoppel and when it applies. The panel will discuss the exceptions and the guidance provided by the courts in recent decisions. The panel will review strategies to avoid the presumption of estoppel while getting the desired claim a... Read More

Drafting and Prosecuting Patent Applications to Withstand PTAB Scrutiny
Building Reasonable Claim Construction to Avoid Unpatentability and Using Declarations to...
May 19, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on drafting and prosecuting U.S. patent applications to achieve the broadest claim interpretations that avoid unpatentability and survive to provide a basis for proving infringement. The panel will offer best practices to solidify novelty, non-obviousness, e... Read More

Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act: Purple Book, Dispute Resolution, Exclusivi...
May 11, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA). The panel will discuss the new Purple Book and issues related to exclusivities and the retroactivity of the BPCIA. The panel will address the potential unavailability of IPR and PGR proceedings f... Read More

Evidence in Patent Litigation: Navigating Proportionality Requirements, Experts, Scope, Ti...
April 29, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent litigation counsel on discovery issues. The panel will examine proportionality requirements and considerations to determine if these requirements are met. The panel will discuss scope and timing of discovery, including patent holder and accused infringer requests fo... Read More

AI Systems and Drafting Patents: Enablement and Inventorship
Overcoming Patent Eligibility, Inventorship, and Enablement Challenges and Avoiding Reject...
April 22, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent practitioners on overcoming the challenges, including patent eligibility and enablement, when seeking patent protection for artificial intelligence (AI) systems. The panel will also discuss what can be done to anticipate and minimize the risks of Section 101 or Sect... Read More

Manufacturing Patents and Patent Eligibility: Recent Court Treatment, USPTO Guidance, Alte...
April 15, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance on patent eligibility for manufacturing patents. The panel will discuss recent court treatment of Section 101 as applied to manufacturing patents. The panel will also examine the challenges and strategies to overcome them. The panel will discuss practical consid... Read More

Patenting Repurposed Drugs: Overcoming Subject Matter Eligibility, Prior Art, and Obviousn...
April 13, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on patenting repurposed drugs. The panel will examine the interplay between FDA exclusivity and patent exclusivity, key considerations when seeking to patent a repurposed drug, and addressing novelty and obviousness hurdles. The panel will discuss how to address th... Read More

Fourth Amendment of Chinese Patent Law & Draft Implementation Rules: Patent Term Adjustmen...
April 8, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the amended Chinese Patent Law and the accompanying draft implementation rules. The panel will examine rules addressing design patents, patent term adjustment and extension, priority claiming, patent damages, and more. The panel will offer best practices... Read More

Patent Drafting for Multiple Jurisdictions
Can Applicants File One Application and Obtain Adequate Protection in the U.S., Korea, EPO...
March 31, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on drafting for multiple jurisdictions. The panel will examine important considerations when drafting a single patent application, focusing on filing in the U.S., Korea, EPO, and China. The panel will discuss grace periods, data considerations, and how the c... Read More

Biotech Patents and Section 101 Rejections: Meeting Patent Eligibility Requirements
Leveraging Recent Decisions and USPTO Guidance to Overcome Rejections
March 25, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel through strategies for overcoming Section 101 rejections of biotech patents. The panel will review recent case law and USPTO guidance on Section 101 patent eligibility and offer strategies to address Section 101 rejections. Read More

Patent Infringement Letters: New Considerations and Best Practices for Senders and Recipie...
Implications of Recent Court Treatment, Leveraging Letters, Response Strategies for Allege...
March 18, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the use of patent infringement demand 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 and responding to an infringement... Read More

Inventive Contribution in Patent Litigation, Licensing, and Prosecution: Identification an...
March 16, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on patent inventive contribution. The panel will discuss how the courts have addressed the issue and the role of inventive contribution in patent litigation and licenses, as well as in patent prosecution. The panel will offer best practices for identifying a... Read More

Obviousness of Biologics Inventions: Strategies for Biologics Claims in the U.S., Europe,...
March 9, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on overcoming the challenges of obviousness in biologics patent claims in the U.S., Europe, and China. The panel will examine the similarities and differences between claim types that have the best chance of success. The group will also discuss recent case l... Read More

Medical Device Patents Infringement and Enforcement: Monitoring, Diligence, Alternatives,...
February 9, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the monitoring and enforcing of medical device patents. The panel will address the considerations before enforcing a patent and will discuss the path of enforcement. The panel will discuss alternatives, such as licensing or paying royalties, and best prac... Read More

Patent Infringement: Leveraging Opinion Letters to Reduce the Risks of Liability and Enhan...
January 21, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide patent counsel with an analysis of the evolving role of attorney opinions in defense of patent infringement claims and the potential use of written opinions of counsel. The panel will also discuss the waiver of the attorney-client privilege and provide best practices for... Read More

Optimizing Enforceable Patent Claim Scope, Minimizing Costs for Global Patent Portfolios
Protection Differences in Different Jurisdictions, Where and When of Claims Amendment, Cos...
January 19, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel in drafting U.S.-origin patent applications to maximize prosecution opportunities outside the U.S. The panel will discuss optimizing enforceable claim scope while minimizing costs for the patent portfolio, focusing on "the big five" jurisdictions (U.S., EPO,... Read More

After-Final Practice: Navigating PTO Options to Compact Patent Prosecution
Utilizing After-Final Consideration Pilot 2.0, Pre-Appeal Conference and More
January 14, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the various USPTO options for responding after the final rejection of a patent application. The panel will review the basics of each option and focus on strategic considerations and using different options. The panel will also update participants on the o... Read More

Section 102 Prior Art and Section 103 Obviousness: Leveraging CCPA and Early Federal Circu...
Withstanding Rejections and Attacks on Patent Validity and Patentability
January 7, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on leveraging decisions by the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (CCPA) and the Federal Circuit in applying Sections 102 and 103 prior art and obviousness standards. The panel will examine lessons learned through CCPA and early Federal Circuit decisions, a... Read More

Challenging Pending Patent Applications: When, Where, and What Type
Navigating Third-Party Submissions, Protests, and Derivation Proceedings for Pre-Grant App...
December 10, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine challenging U.S. patent applications pre-grant and the factors to consider when deciding whether to challenge. The panel will discuss pre-issuance submissions of the relevant prior art, protests, and derivation proceedings, as well as the risks and ramifications of chall... Read More

Structuring Freedom to Operate Opinions: Reducing Risk of Patent Infringement
Combating Troubling FTO Results, Overcoming Potential Roadblocks, Addressing Impact of Pos...
December 8, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel preparing 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

Experimental Use Defense to Patent Infringement: Scope, Limitations, and Implementation by...
November 24, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on using the experimental use defense. The panel will discuss where the defense stands under U.S. law as well as how other countries treat the defense. The panel will examine when it is permissible to use prior inventions to build new ones and when it crosse... Read More

Hatch-Waxman Litigation and 30-Month Stays: Multiple Stays, Late-Listed Patents, and More
October 29, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the 30-month stay in Hatch-Waxman Act litigation. The panel will discuss the circumstances where the FDA will grant a stay--and those where it will not. The panel will discuss when a stay may extend beyond 30 months and when it may be shortened. Read More

Protecting Cannabis IP: Viability of Cannabis Patents, USPTO Guidance on Trademark Applica...
October 27, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on the protection of cannabis IP. The panel will examine the current cannabis IP landscape and discuss the impact of the legality of cannabis on IP rights. The group will also address what the FDA's cannabis regulation means for IP and offer best practices for s... Read More

Product-by-Process Patent Claims: Definiteness, Obviousness, Recent Court Treatment
October 20, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to patent counsel on product-by-process claims. The panel will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this type of claim as well as the challenges of these claims. The panel will examine recent treatment by the courts and the PTAB and offer best practices f... Read More

International Design Patent Protection: Developing a Global IP Strategy
October 15, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on protecting design patents in the global marketplace. The panel will discuss the critical differences between the patent laws in the U.S. and other jurisdictions and will offer best practices for U.S. companies and counsel to develop a global intellectual... Read More

Patenting Compounds, Compositions, and Methods for Viral Infections: Patent Eligibility Co...
October 7, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to patent professionals and their management counterparts on the critical and essential legal issues surrounding technology directed to managing and overcoming the global COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, they will address the patenting of compounds, compositions... Read More

Antibody Patenting: U.S. and Asian Perspectives
Meeting Patentability Requirements in the USPTO, JPO, and CNIPA
September 10, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the patentability requirements at the USPTO, JPO, and CNIPA when claiming antibodies, recent case law that could impact those claims, and how to protect antibody inventions in light of the latest developments. Read More

Patent Eligibility Post-Alice: Navigating the Nuances, Guidance From the Federal Circuit,...
September 8, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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

Provisional Patent Applications: Preserving IP Rights
Assessing Whether to Use and Strategies to Leverage Provisional Applications
August 13, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss provisional patent applications, their benefits and limitations, and best practices for leveraging the applications. The panel will examine when and why to use provisional applications and the issue of tying non-provisional patent applications to provisional applications... Read More

Advanced Patent Sect. 101 Eligibility: Latest Federal Circuit Decisions, PTAB Cases, and U...
July 28, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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The CLE course will provide an advanced discussion of patent eligibility, focusing in great detail on the latest Federal Circuit decisions, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) cases, and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) guidance. The panel will offer best practices for navigating the interp... Read More

Evidence at the PTAB: Evolving Standards, New Precedential and Informative Decisions
Best Practices for Submitting and Challenging Evidence in PTAB Proceedings
July 23, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel through the evolving evidentiary standards at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The panel will examine decisions recently designated as precedential or informative and their impact on the standards. The panel will off... Read More

Patent Prosecution Malpractice: Minimizing the Risk of Claims
Recognizing and Eliminating Problem Behavior, Identifying Client Conflicts, Court Treatmen...
July 14, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on minimizing the risk of malpractice claims in patent prosecution. The panel will examine common pitfalls and problematic behavior as well as how the courts have dealt with recent malpractice claims in the patent context. Read More

Global Patent Litigation: Leveraging the Substantive and Procedural Differences Between th...
June 30, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to patent counsel on litigation of patent rights globally. The panel will examine substantive and procedural differences that counsel should analyze when determining when and where to bring infringement suits in various global jurisdictions. The panel will also... Read More

Patent Infringement Risks for Companies Manufacturing COVID-19 Related Products Protected...
Available Protections, Limitations to Immunity, and Minimizing Liability Risks
June 4, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the patent infringement risks involved with manufacturing goods protected by third-party patents to help with the COVID-19 battle. The panel will examine possible protections available to companies and will address ways to minimize potential damages in an... Read More

Global Patent Litigation: Trends, Tools, and Strategies to Enforce Your Patent Rights Glob...
Data Metrics, Win Rates, and Other Key Considerations for Parties Pursuing a Global Approa...
June 2, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the enforcement of patent rights globally. The panel will examine global patent litigation to protect IP rights in the worldwide marketplace. The panel will discuss current global litigation trends and the tools necessary when determining if, when, and wh... Read More

Inducement to Infringe in Hatch-Waxman Litigation: Strategies for Patent Drafting, Prosecu...
May 28, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide patent counsel with suggestions 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... Read More

Allocating Patent Infringement Risk in Contracts: Structuring Warranties, Limitations of L...
May 21, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare counsel to patent owners, licensees, and licensors to protect their interests by allocating infringement risks during negotiations of warranties, limitation of liability, and indemnification provisions in patent contracts. The panel will offer best practices for negotiat... Read More

Patent Marking: Recent Federal Circuit Guidance, Complying With False Marking Statute
May 14, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent attorneys on deciding whether, when, and how to mark items as patented. The panel will examine recent Federal Circuit decisions on patent marking. The panel will offer best practices for marking patented items and for minimizing liability risks. Read More

Design Patents: Meeting Obviousness and Novelty Requirements
May 12, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide 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 litigation. Read More

Drug Substance Patents: FDA Guidance, Protecting Composition-of-Matter Patents, Drafting S...
April 30, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on solid form patents, how to patent them, and process challenges. 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 patents. Read More

Patent Litigation: Formulating Infringement Positions Within the Scope of the Invention, A...
April 29, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent litigators in understanding and recognizing untenable positions in patent infringement litigation. The panel will discuss how to formulate reasonable infringement positions that do not press patents beyond the scope of the invention and will offer strategies to navi... Read More

Patent Prosecution: Leveraging Declarations to Strengthen Patents Against Post-Grant Proce...
April 8, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel to prepare and submit declarations during the prosecution of U.S. patent applications to support the desired claim interpretation, non-obviousness, and Section 112 positions. Read More

Paragraph IV Litigation, IPRs, and New Settlement Risks
Interplay Between Paragraph IV Litigation and IPRs, Multiple Generic Challengers, Key Issu...
March 31, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on pharmaceutical-related patent challenges from strategy to settlement. The panel will discuss the interplay between Paragraph IV litigation and post-grant proceedings, and where multiple generic challengers fit in the exclusivity scheme. The presenters will also... Read More

Negotiating IP Rights in Industry Sponsored Research Agreements
Structuring Ownership, Licensing, Assignment, Confidentiality, Publication, and Use Provis...
March 24, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on negotiating and structuring industry-sponsored research agreements (SRAs) to allocate IP ownership. The panel will outline the challenges of SRAs with nonprofit organizations and discuss key provisions of the SRA to protect IP rights and avoid unintended consequ... Read More

IP Protection After U.S.-China Trade Deal: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets
Navigating the Evolving Landscape for Piracy and Counterfeiting, Bad Faith Marks, Geograph...
March 17, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on the implications of the U.S.-China trade deal for IP protection. The panel will discuss the changes and their impact on IP. The panel will examine steps companies can take to prepare for the changes as they go into effect and how to leverage the... Read More

Software Patents: Enablement, Definiteness, Means Plus Function, Step Plus Function, On Sa...
March 12, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide patent counsel with guidance on software patents and the issues of enablement, definiteness, means plus function and step plus function, on sale, and public use. The panel will review key Federal Circuit cases, the USPTO guidelines and PTAB decisions, and will offer best... Read More

Patent Ownership and the Impact of Interactions with Others
Risks to Ownership, Managing Agreements With Other Parties, Patent Prosecution Strategies
March 5, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the impact interactions with others can have on patent ownership. The panel will discuss the interplay between conception and joint inventorship that can become critical to patent ownership in departing-employee and customer-interaction scenarios. The pan... Read More

On Sale and Public Use Bars to Patentability: Minimizing the Risk of Patent Ineligibility...
February 20, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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

EU Guidelines for Patenting AI and Machine Learning Technologies: Comparison With U.S. App...
Navigating EPO and USPTO Rules to Maximize Patent Protection
February 5, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent practitioners in overcoming the challenges when seeking patent protection for artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) inventions. The panel will examine the guidelines from the European Patent Office (EPO) and compare the EU approach with the U.S. appr... Read More

Patent Reexamination and Patent Reissue as Litigation Tools
Insulating Your Patent Portfolio From New Threats
January 28, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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 patent owners. The panel will offer best practices to minimize the threat of post-grant patent... Read More

Divided Patent Infringement and Inducement: Protecting IP Rights and Allocating Liability
January 21, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide 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 an infringement. Read More

Patent Litigation in China: Navigating the Chinese System and IP Courts
January 16, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will offer guidance to counsel for companies operating in the Chinese market on asserting patents and avoiding and defending patent infringement litigation. The panel will also outline best practices for counsel involved in infringement disputes in China. Read More

Patenting Standardized Technologies: Scope of Claims, Disclosure and Essentiality Consider...
Best Practices for Patent Drafting and Prosecution
January 14, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide patent counsel with guidance on the key considerations and implications of patenting standardized technologies. The panel will discuss proper claim scope, disclosure, enforcement, and royalty rates in the context of standardized essential patents. The panel will offer be... Read More

Using PTAB Proceedings to Challenge and Defend Patents: Standing, Serial IPRs, and Uninten...
December 12, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on the strategic use of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings. The panel will discuss how companies are leveraging the PTAB system, as well as the risks involved. The panel will also examine what small companies and startups can do to counter challenges... Read More

PTAB Trial Practice: New Trial Guidance, and Precedential and Informative Decisions
Implications for Discretionary Institution, Discovery, Claim Construction, Joinder, Amendm...
October 10, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide patent counsel with insights on the new Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) trial practice guidance, focusing on claim construction, amendment practice, additional discovery, joinder, institution decisions, and much more. The panel will discuss the implications of the n... Read More

Supplemental Exams for All Technologies: Emerging Powerful Tool for Patent Owners
Benefits and Limitations, Strategic Use, Assessing Enforceability of Patent Portfolios
August 29, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on supplemental examination (SE) requests related to patents for all technologies. The panel will discuss SE successes and limitations. The panel will also provide insight into the strategic use of SE. Read More

Protecting Cannabis IP: Viability of Cannabis Patents, New USPTO Guide on Trademark Applic...
August 20, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on the protection of cannabis IP. The panel will examine the current cannabis IP landscape and discuss the impact of the legality of cannabis on IP rights. The group will also address what the FDA's recent hearing on cannabis regulation means for IP and offer be... Read More

Application of Section 101 in Life Sciences Patents: Leveraging Revised USPTO Guidelines,...
Implications for Patent Prosecution, Litigation and Reform
August 15, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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The CLE course will guide patent counsel on patent eligibility in life sciences patents, examining the latest Federal Circuit decisions, Patent Trial and Appeal Board cases, and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) guidance. The panel will offer best practices for navigating the interplay betwee... Read More

Section 102 and Prior Art: Navigating the Expanded Scope of Prior Art and AIA Exceptions
July 23, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine AIA Section 102 prior art and the AIA exceptions. We will offer best practices for identifying relevant prior art when filing or challenging patent applications, and making the correct choice of law for prosecuting. Read More

USPTO Recent Precedential and Informative Decisions: Lessons for PTAB Practice
Guidance on Issue Joinder, New Evidence at Rehearing, Live Testimony at Oral Hearing, RPI,...
July 18, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the recent Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) precedential or informative decisions. The panel will discuss what they mean for the introduction of new evidence at rehearing, issue joinder, live testimony at oral hearings, and the PTAB's discretion to de... Read More

Blockchain Patents: Challenges for Eligibility, New Patent Opportunities, Monetizing Block...
July 2, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on drafting blockchain patent applications to comply with eligibility and the requirements of Sections 102, 103 and 112. The panel will discuss patent law considerations, the types of patentable technology, and monetizing blockchain in the patent world. Read More

Patent Derivation, Inventorship Disputes and Trade Secret Misappropriation: Protecting Pro...
June 12, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the intersection of patent derivation proceedings, trade secrets, and breach of contract. The panel will address the legal strategy and risks associated with enforcement efforts, as well as how to mitigate risks associated with employees and research part... Read More

Motion to Amend Patent Practice: New USPTO Pilot Program, Updates to Amendment Precedent
May 30, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on at least the new USPTO pilot program for motions to amend and the PTAB's recent precedential decisions providing guidance on the statutory and regulatory requirements for a motion to amend. The panel will discuss what practitioners--whether representing p... Read More

Drug Substance Patents: FDA Guidance, Protecting Composition-of-Matter Patents, Drafting S...
April 25, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide 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 patents. Read More

Design Patents: Meeting Obviousness and Novelty Requirements
April 16, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide 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 litigation. Read More

Developing a Life Sciences Patent Portfolio
Prosecution, Orange Book /Purple Book Listing, IP Acquisitions, Licensing, Collaborations,...
March 28, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on developing a life sciences patent portfolio. The panel will examine key considerations and strategies counsel should employ to build the company's patent portfolio and protect its IP. Read More

Blocking Patents: Impact of Acorda Therapeutics on Obviousness Analysis
Non-Obviousness and Commercial Success, Cross Licensing, Searches
January 31, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the expanded doctrine of blocking patents. The panel will discuss the Acorda decision and secondary considerations. The panel will also address how the decision impacts the obviousness analyses, licensing, and invalidity/validity/opposition searches. Read More

Preparing for and Navigating PTAB Appeals Before the Federal Circuit
Conducting PTAB Trials With Eye to Appeal, Determining Errors for Appeal, Understanding PT...
January 17, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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

New EU Guidelines for Patenting AI and Machine Learning Technologies: Comparison With U.S....
Navigating EPO and USPTO Rules to Maximize Patent Protection
January 8, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent practitioners in overcoming the challenges when seeking patent protection for artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) inventions. The panel will examine the new guidelines from the European Patent Office (EPO) and compare the EU approach with the U.S.... Read More

Apportioning Patent Damages: Analysis, Calculations for Multi-Component Products, Impact o...
Implications of Apportionment for Patent Drafting, Licensing and Enforcement
December 6, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on apportionment of patent damages. The panel will review how the courts have treated the issue of damages apportionment and will discuss the damages analysis as well as calculating damages for multi-component products. The panel will also consider how appor... Read More

Lessons From PTAB Full or Partial Denials to Avoid Institution of an IPR or Avoid a Denial
November 20, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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

Using Broadest Reasonable Interpretation to Your Advantage in Patent Prosecution
Establishing Scope of Claims, Avoiding Sect. 112(f), Preserving Enforceability
September 27, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent prosecution under the broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) standard. The panel will provide practical lessons for using BRI to your advantage in prosecution by examining recent Federal Circuit and USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions. Read More

Evolving PTAB Trial Practice: Navigating Complex Procedural Rules
Strategically Using Routine and Additional Discovery, Requests for Joinder, and Motions to...
September 12, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent 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

Navigating the Patent Prosecution Highway and Other Accelerated Filing Options
Evaluating the Different Options, Weighing the Benefits and Risks, Obtaining Patent Protec...
August 21, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to patent counsel on the use of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) 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... Read More

Post-Sale Restrictions: Protecting Patented Products After Lexmark
July 5, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review the Supreme Court's Lexmark decision and discuss the impact of the decision for the patent world. The panel will provide insight into protecting patent products without post-sale restrictions. Read More

Double Patenting: Defeating Double Patenting Rejections and Avoiding Terminal Disclaimers
June 21, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel for understanding Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) B-delay possibilities and double patenting, particularly given a desire not to lose PTA in an earlier issued patent. The panel will analyze recent court treatment and offer best practices to defeat double patenting... Read More

Secondary Considerations at the PTAB: Combating Obviousness Challenges, Establishing Nexus
June 14, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the use of secondary considerations at the the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The panel will examine what works and what does not when seeking to defeat validity challenges. The panel will also review Federal Circuit decisions addressing secondary... Read More

Divided Infringement After Travel Sentry v. Tropp: Direct Infringement Liability for Third...
May 24, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel on the impact of the Federal Circuit's decision in Travel Sentry Inc. v. Tropp on divided patent infringement claims. The panel will examine how the decision fits into the Akamai V framework and outline steps to protect IP rights and allocate liabilit... Read More

Supplemental Examination Requests: Benefits and Limitations, Strategic Use
Assessing Enforceability of Patent Portfolios, Evaluating the High Burden
May 9, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on supplemental examination requests generally and specific to chemical patents. The panel will examine the supplemental examination successes and its limitations. The panel will also provide insight on the strategic use of supplemental examinations. Read More

Strategic Use of Patent Reissue: Whether and When to Pursue a Reissue Application
Correcting Errors, Responding to an IPR Challenge and Mastering the Recapture Rule
January 18, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide patent counsel with an in-depth review of the pros and cons of using reissue, offer their experiences, perspectives and best practices on the strategic use of patent reissue to correct errors. Read More

Amending Patents in PTAB Proceedings: Implications of Aqua Products
Navigating the Evolving Post-Grant Landscape, Considerations for Motions to Amend Proposin...
December 14, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to patent counsel on the changes prompted by the Federal Circuit's decision in Aqua Products. The panel will discuss what practitioners--whether representing patent owners as petitioners or patent owners defending challenged claims--should consider relating to m... Read More

Licensing Standard Essential Patents and Protecting IP Rights
November 21, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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

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

Latest PTAB Decisions: Leveraging Trends in Institution and Final Written Decisions, Under...
March 30, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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 f... Read More

Design Patent Damages: Impact of Samsung v. Apple on Patent Prosecution, Litigation and Va...
March 23, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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 relev... Read More

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 CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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 respons... Read More

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 CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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

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 CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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 w... Read More

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 CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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 goin... Read More

Parallel Patent Proceedings After Murata, Skyhawke and Shaw: Navigating Claim Construction...
January 4, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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 deali... Read More

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

Markman Hearing Strategies, Claim Construction in a Post-AIA PTAB Environment and the Impa...
October 27, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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 proc... Read More

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

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 CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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

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

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 CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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 wi... Read More

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 CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course 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

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

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

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 CLE On-Demand, Download
This program is included with the Strafford CLE Pass. Click for more information.
This program is included with the Strafford All-Access Pass. Click for more information.

This CLE course 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 evidentia... Read More