Intellectual Property Owners Association

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Intellectual Property Owners Association’s weekly
one-hour webinar series on current topics in IP


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Hosted and produced by
journalist Pamela Sherrid

2016 Scheduled Webinars

BRI and Claim Drafting
Friday, 9 December, 1:00pm-2:00pm ET

A patent prosecutor cannot know how a claim will be interpreted years after a patent issues, and must live with the nightmare possibility that a district court or the PTAB will find that the  “broadest reasonable interpretation” (BRI) of a claim renders the patent invalid. In everyday practice, meanwhile, he or she must continually balance the desire to win a broad claim construction from the USPTO (to preserve future enforceability) with the need to tighten the scope (to avoid the prior art).

The panel, which also includes the USPTO expert and two different patent prosecutors, will consider in depth claiming options for a series of hypothetical inventions and accompanying prior art. They will discuss techniques such as using a figure in the application to overcome prior art and “incorporating by reference.”


  • Amir Penn, Brinks Gilson & Lione
  • John Phillips, Fish & Richardson, PC
  • Joseph Weiss, USPTO

Risky Interactions: Using Multiple USPTO Post-Grant Proceedings Concurrently and Sequentially
Thursday, 15 December, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET

Keeping up with the rapidly-evolving law regarding AIA post-grant proceedings is a necessity for many IP lawyers. However, they must contend with an added dimension: simultaneously or sequentially handling multiple kinds of proceedings involving the same patent or patents. The panelists on this webinar, all with recent firsthand experience of these complicated situations, will give tips on:

  • Parallel reexaminations and IPRs, from both the patent owner and petitioner view;
  • Certificates of correction;
  • Parallel reissues;
  • Continuations;
  • Handling multiple IPRs on the same patent;
  • Patent owner estoppel following an adverse judgment.


  • David Cavanaugh, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • Kevin Greenleaf, Dentons LLP
  • Matthew Kelly, CME Group