Tues., October 15, 2019 | 10:00-11:15 a.m. CT | Live MBHB Webinar via WebEx
AIA Trial Proceedings before the PTAB have substantially altered the patent litigation framework, raising serious questions about the enforcement of patents in every industry. In light of this sea change, perhaps no one has faced greater challenges than companies with in-house innovation that they strive to foster and protect. Realizing this, over the last year, the USPTO has taken a number of steps to reign in the perceived anti-patent bias. Changes in claim construction (ranging from easing provisional claim amendment requirements to altering the claim construction standard altogether, as well as clarifying options for amending claims through reissue or reexamination requests before, during, and after AIA Trial Proceedings and issuing post-SAS rules that require all contested claims and grounds to be considered in a Final Written Decision) and the recent publication of a revised Trial Practice Guide that, among other things, gives the Patent Owner an additional sur-reply brief and opportunities for a sur-rebuttal at oral argument. These topics and more will be discussed at length in this webinar.
MBHB attorneys Grant Drutchas and Trey Lyons take a look at these and other changes and the impact they have had on patentability determinations. They also address other risks and pitfalls that come along the way in AIA Trial Proceedings, including:
Presenter(s): MBHB attorneys Grantland Drutchas and George “Trey” Lyons, III
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