Two Day US Patent Practice Course - London, United Kingdom - June 14-15, 2017 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "US Patent Practice " conference to their offering.

US and European patent practice differs in many essential ways. The comprehensive programme of this course, with practical examples, will highlight and explain these differences from a US point of view, giving delegates a better understanding of the US system, and enabling them to work more effectively with their US counterparts.

This seminar merits 12.5 hours under the UK Solicitors Regulatory Authority self accreditation scheme (refg. CJA/MAFO) and may also be relevant training under the IPREG CPD self accreditation scheme.

Agenda

Day 1

09:00 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Introduction to the seminar

Legal Framework

- Statutes and rules

- Courts and agencies

- AIA Overview / Claim Construction

- Phillips - broad multifaceted inquiry

- Claim constructions rules and guidelines

- Claim construction in the USPTO

11:00 Refreshments

11:15 US patent prosecution - general flow

- Written description

- ‘Possession’ of claimed invention

- Ariad - increased focus on what inventors actually did

- Enablement

- Wands factors - to show whether amount of experimentation necessary would be ‘undue’

- Interplay with written description requirement

- Best mode

- Effect of the AIA

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Definiteness - Nautilus - the ‘reasonable certainty’ standard

- USPTO practice

- Means-plus-function claiming

- Statutory subject matter

- Supreme Court jurisprudence

- USPTO guidance

14.45 Refreshments

15.00 Utility Patent Law Treaty Implementation

- Novelty and prior art

- Pre-AIA – ‘first to invent’

- Post-AIA – ‘first to file’

17.00 Close of day one

Day 2

08.30 Refreshments

09:00 Novelty/prior art (if necessary)

- Obviousness

- Graham and KSR

- USPTO practice - prima facie obviousness

10.30 Refreshments

- Obviousness (continued)

- Provisional applications

- Pre-AIA vs. Post AIA

- Continuing applications

- Continuations, divisionals, continuations-in-part

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Restriction practice

- Restriction vs. Election of Species

- Rejoinder Patent term and PTA Obviousness - type double patenting

- Gilead cases

- Terminal disclaimers - USPTO programs

- Terminal disclaimers - Patent Law Treaty Implementation

- Obviousness - type double patenting

- Accelerated examination, track one, patent prosecution highway

- First action interview, after-final consideration, pre-appeal brief request for review pilot programs

- Duty of candor

- Citation of references

- Inequitable conduct

- Inventorship

14.45 Refreshments

15.00 Post-issuance practice

- Re-examination and re-issue

- Inter partes review, post-grant review, covered business method review

- Infringement

- Direct infringement

- Contributory infringement and inducement

- Extraterritorial infringement

- Doctrine of equivalents

- Function/way/result test

- Festo - prosecution history estoppel

- Wilfullness

- Opinions

- Declaratory judgment

- Patent litigation and damages

17.00 Close of course

For more information about this conference visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gmdhfj/us_patent

Contacts

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Related Topics: Intellectual Property

Contacts

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Related Topics: Intellectual Property