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Means Plus Function Patent Claims: New USPTO Guidance, Implications for Patent Counsel and...
May 20, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on means-plus-function (MPF) claims and the USPTO's recent guidance. The panel will discuss the implications of the guidance for patent counsel and applicants. The panel will offer best practices to overcome the challenges of MPF claims and leverage 112(f)... Read More

Drafting and Prosecuting Patent Applications to Survive a Markman Hearing: Claim Construct...
May 23, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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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

Conducting and Analyzing Prior Art Searches: Validity, Patentability, Infringement, FTO, S...
June 13, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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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

Functional Claiming for Mechanical and Electrical Arts
Surviving 112(f) and Disclosing Functional Basis to Meet Heightened Standar...
June 20, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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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

USPTO Examiner Interview Strategies: Preparing for and Conducting Interviews to Advance Pa...
June 27, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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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 Inventorship: Best Practices for Determination and Correction
Distinguishing Between Inventor and Contributor; Navigating Joint Inventors...
May 7, 2024 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

Overcoming Sect. 101 Rejections: USPTO Guidance, Recent Decisions to Meet Sect. 101 Patent...
May 1, 2024 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

Navigating Enablement: New USPTO Guidelines for Assessing Enablement, Post-Amgen Court Tre...
April 2, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on enablement and the USPTO's new Guidelines for Assessing Enablement. The panel will also examine the decisions that have applied Amgen v. Sanofi (U.S. 2023) as well as the Wands factors used in the enablement determination. Read More

Printed Publication as Prior Art: PTAB Guidance, Practical Considerations for Patent Holde...
March 29, 2024 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 a patentability challenge. The panel will discuss recent Federal Circuit, district court, and PTAB dec... Read More

Patent Year in Review: Key Decisions, Trends, and Strategies
Enablement, Obviousness, Inventorship, Anticipation, and More
March 5, 2024 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

Structuring Freedom to Operate Opinions: Reducing Risk of Patent Infringement
Combating Troubling FTO Results, Overcoming Potential Roadblocks, Addressin...
February 29, 2024 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

Overcoming Sect. 101 Rejections: USPTO Guidance, Recent Decisions to Meet Sect. 101 Patent...
February 8, 2024 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 Disclosure for AI Inventions in the U.S. and Europe: Key Considerations, Strategies...
January 24, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on disclosure issues in the U.S. and Europe when seeking patent protection for AI inventions. The panel will discuss the guidance from the relevant patent offices and will compare the European approach and the U.S. approach. The panel will offer best practi... Read More

Doctrine of Equivalents After VLSI Technology Decision: Navigating DOE Amid Tight Policing...
January 18, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on the doctrine of equivalents both generally and in the wake of the Federal Circuit's opinion in VLSI Technology L.L.C. v. Intel Corp., No. 2022-1906 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 4, 2023). The panel will discuss the doctrine of equivalents and its exceptions as well as... Read More

After-Final Practice: Navigating PTO Options to Compact Patent Prosecution
Utilizing After-Final Consideration Pilot 2.0, Pre-Appeal Conference, and M...
January 16, 2024 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

Obviousness-Type Double Patenting, PTA, and PTEs: Defeating ODP Rejections, Avoiding Termi...
January 11, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel in understanding double patenting. The panel will analyze the In re Cellect decision and other court treatment, offer best practices to defeat double patenting rejections and avoid terminal disclaimers, and provide specific language to consider if a terminal dis... Read More

Product-by-Process Patent Claims: Definiteness, Obviousness, Recent Court Treatment
December 28, 2023 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

Means-Plus-Function Patent Claims: Anticipating the Outcome of Xencor
December 18, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on means-plus-function (MPF) antibody claims, particularly in light of the USPTO's adverse decision in Xencor. The panel will discuss the potential outcomes and the best practice options flowing therefrom, including best practices to avoid such an adverse d... Read More

Inherency Doctrine in Patent Prosecution and Litigation
Navigating Court and USPTO Treatment, Proving Anticipation, Overcoming Inhe...
November 28, 2023 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

Advanced Patent Sect. 101 Eligibility: Latest Federal Circuit Decisions, PTAB Cases, and U...
November 21, 2023 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

Information Disclosure in Patent Prosecution: IDS Filings, Key Considerations, Strategies...
November 2, 2023 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

Section 101 and Implications for Invalidity Under Alice: Result-and-Attribute-Type Claims,...
October 25, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on how Section 101 claims can trigger invalidity. The panel will discuss recent decisions that demonstrate how Section 101 can be used to invalidate claims. The panel will also offer tips for both patent prosecutors and litigators in addressing these issues... Read More

Patent Prosecution Malpractice: Minimizing the Risk of Claims
Recognizing and Eliminating Problem Behavior, Identifying Client Conflicts,...
October 23, 2023 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

Obviousness-Type Double Patenting, PTA, and PTEs: Defeating ODP Rejections, Avoiding Termi...
October 16, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel in understanding double patenting. The panel will analyze the In re Cellect decision and other court treatment, offer best practices to defeat double patenting rejections and avoid terminal disclaimers, and provide specific language to consider if a terminal dis... Read More

Patent Drafting for Multiple Jurisdictions
Can Applicants File One Application and Obtain Adequate Protection in the U...
October 11, 2023 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

Prosecution and Specification Statements: Implications for Patent Claim Construction in Pa...
August 24, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on the use of prosecution history and specification statements. The panel will discuss what this could mean for litigation and PTAB proceedings as well as parent and sibling patent applications. The panel will offer best practices for making prosecution and... Read More

Patent Ownership and Inventorship: Avoiding Pitfalls in Defending Against Infringement and...
Overcoming Challenges With Joint Inventorship, Common Ownership, and Former...
August 3, 2023 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

Virtual Patent Marking: Practical Considerations, Recent Court Guidance, and Ideas for Des...
July 13, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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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

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 Th...
June 27, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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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

Amgen v. Sanofi: Patent Enablement and the Implications of the Supreme Court’s Decision
June 15, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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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

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

Subject Matter Eligibility: Navigating Expanding Instability in Sect. 101 Inquiry
Applying USPTO and Court Guidance in Drafting and Prosecuting Patent Applic...
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

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

Patents and the Expectation of Success Doctrine
What is Reasonable, Tension With Enablement, Best Practices for Patent Draf...
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

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

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

Patent Design Arounds: Minimizing Risk of Infringement and Reducing Likelihood of Competit...
Navigating Claims, Specifications, Prosecution History, Prior Art, and Othe...
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 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

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

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

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

Section 112(a) Enablement and Written Description Issues in Patent Cases: Leveraging CCPA...
Capitalizing on Past Precedent to Withstand 112(a) Rejections and Attacks o...
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

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

Patent Infringement: Structuring Opinions of Counsel
Leveraging Opinion Letters to Reduce the Risks of Liability and Enhanced Da...
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

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

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

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

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

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

Drafting and Prosecuting Patent Applications to Withstand PTAB Scrutiny
Building Reasonable Claim Construction to Avoid Unpatentability and Using D...
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

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

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

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

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

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 Application...
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

Patent Infringement Risks for Companies Manufacturing COVID-19 Related Products Protected...
Available Protections, Limitations to Immunity, and Minimizing Liability Ri...
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

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

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

IP Protection After U.S.-China Trade Deal: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets
Navigating the Evolving Landscape for Piracy and Counterfeiting, Bad Faith...
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

Patent Ownership and the Impact of Interactions with Others
Risks to Ownership, Managing Agreements With Other Parties, Patent Prosecut...
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

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

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

Supplemental Exams for All Technologies: Emerging Powerful Tool for Patent Owners
Benefits and Limitations, Strategic Use, Assessing Enforceability of Patent...
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

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

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

Using Broadest Reasonable Interpretation to Your Advantage in Patent Prosecution
Establishing Scope of Claims, Avoiding Sect. 112(f), Preserving Enforceabil...
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

Navigating the Patent Prosecution Highway and Other Accelerated Filing Options
Evaluating the Different Options, Weighing the Benefits and Risks, Obtainin...
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

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

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

Amending Patents in PTAB Proceedings: Implications of Aqua Products
Navigating the Evolving Post-Grant Landscape, Considerations for Motions to...
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

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

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