IP Chat Channel
Intellectual Property Owners Association’s weekly one-hour webinar series on current topics in IP are produced in cooperation with host Pamela Sherrid, former editor of IP Law & Business magazine. Listen to presentations by experts who will answer your questions immediately!
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2014 Scheduled Webinars
Doctrine of Equivalents: Latest on Patent Prosecution and Litigation
Thursday, March 6 at 2:00pm ET
Is the doctrine of equivalents dead? Is it coming back to life? Both questions have been raised by prominent IP commentators over the past few years. The answer these days is a nuanced one. Our webinar panel includes a patent litigator who recently won a significant victory for a defendant in a DOE case at the Federal Circuit, an experienced IP counsel at a biotech company, and a top law firm prosecutor in software, computers, and telecommunications. They will analyze recent case law and extract lessons for clearance and freedom-to-operate practice, patent prosecutors, patent owners and defendants. Among the Federal Circuit cases to be discussed:
- Integrated Technology v. Rudolph Technologies, in which the Federal Circuit overturned a district court finding of equivalents infringement, basing its decision on a presumption of prosecution history estoppel when the patent applicant had made a narrowing claim amendment during PTO prosecution.
- Brilliant Instruments v. GuideTech and Charles Machine Works v. Vermeer Manufacturing, opinions where the Federal Circuit continues to rein in and clarify the use of claim vitiation as an argument against noninfringement.
- Ring & Pinion v. ARB which clarified that the foreseeability of a possible equivalent invention does not bar a patent owner from proving infringement under the doctrine of equivalents.
- Daniel McDonald, Merchant & Gould
- Andrew Shyjan, MedImmune
- Judith Szepesi, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
Inter Partes Review: Nuts & Bolts
Thursday, March 13 at 2:00pm ET
PTAB trials follow different rules than both USPTO re-examination proceedings and patent prosecution practice. PTAB trials are also very different from U.S. district court litigation – for example, neither the term “discovery” nor “deposition” mean what they do under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
The statutory framework for the PTAB was set by the America Invents Act of 2011. Since its debut in September 2012, the PTAB has come a long way in clarifying its operating rules. Some important issues are still in flux, and may need to be resolved by the Federal Circuit. But many parts of PTAB procedural guidance are likely to remain unchanged.
Our panel includes two lawyers who have represented clients before the PTAB and one of PTAB’s leading administrative patent judges. They will discuss the PTAB’s published guidance and suggested practice regarding:
- Patent owner motions to amend claims
- Motions to exclude the other side’s evidence
- Effective use of declarations and experts
- Deposition etiquette
- The one-year bar
- Joinder practice
- R. Danny Huntington, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
- Lori Gordon, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
- Judge Michael Tierney, USPTO
Myriad and Mayo: The New USPTO Examination Guidelines
Thursday, March 20 at 2:00pm ET
- Courtenay Brinckerhoff, Foley & Lardner, LLP
- Duane Marks, Roche, Inc.
- Raul Tamayo, USPTO
IP Chat Channel webinars are available on-demand two days after the live webinar. A webinar can be viewed one-time only, either immediately or up to 14 days after payment. Topics are searchable within each of the categories below.
IPO’s IP CHAT CHANNEL HOST
Pamela Sherrid Former editor of IP Law & Business magazine and a reporter and writer at Fortune, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.
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