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Federal Circuit Update on Claim Construction: Evolving Standards (Live MBHB Webinar)

Bradley J. HulbertJune 15, 202110:00 am - 11:15 amLIVE MBHB WEBINAR VIA WEBEX

Tues., June 15, 2021 | 10:00-11:15 a.m. CT | Live MBHB Webinar via WebEx

This webinar will provide a current update of Federal Circuit case law, as the Court continues to refine its approach toward determining the scope of patent claims. It will provide a description of:

  • A framework for understanding how the Federal Circuit determines the “ordinary and customary” meaning of claim terms.
  • The Court’s most significant, recent instructions for resolving “the distinction between using the specification to interpret the meaning of a claim and importing limitations from the specification into the claim.”
  • How the Court now determines a patent applicant has disavowed claimed subject matter.
  • The Court’s refinements in interpreting preambles, coined terms, and “wherein clauses.”
  • Indicators as to when a narrowing amendment is “merely tangential,” such that an amended claim still covers insubstantially different devices or methods.
  • Further constraints on when a claim limitation would be improperly vitiated if construed to cover an accused device or method.

The webinar is of interest to: patent drafters who wish to how their drafting efforts will be interpreted; and litigators who wish to know the tools available to them in construing asserted claims.

The presenter, Bradley Hulbert, is a MBHB Founding Partner and Adjunct Professor at Chicago-Kent Law School.

Presenter(s): MBHB attorney(s) Bradley Hulbert

While there is no fee to participate, all attendees must register in advance and, in order to receive MCLE credit, must participate online and individuallyRegister online here

All registrants will receive an email confirmation and details for online participation.

MCLE credit is pending for the states of California, Illinois, New Jersey,* New York,* North Carolina and Virginia (*via reciprocity).

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is committed to educating clients and friends of the firm with respect to significant developments and trends in the areas of intellectual property law.

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