An application originating in Europe frequently encounters substantial difficulties before the USPTO. Recurrently, claims issued to a European applicant are unnecessarily narrow by US standards or unexpectedly constrained by US principles of disavowal, disclaimer and estoppel. Claim amendments and patentability arguments that are highly effective for the EPO often prove entirely inadequate for US Patent Examiners and the PTAB. This seminar addresses the parallel, but substantially different, rules for drafting and prosecuting patents required by the Examiners and Appeal Boards of the EPO and USPTO.
How to reconcile the differing requirements of the EPO & USPTO
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