Some of the Lesser Known Secrets to Litigating Before the USPTO (Live Webinar)
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When: 01/18/2017
12:00-1:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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Bernard J. Knight, Jr. (McDermott Will & Emery LLP) and Jason R. Sytsma (Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, PLC) will help you and your team know these lesser known United States Patent and Trademark Office issues and procedures better than your opponent and use them to your tactical advantage. Some of the questions they will consider include:

  • Can a post-grant proceeding be used (offensively or defensively) to bring about an effective and quick settlement? 
  • What is the difference between a real-party-in- interest and a privy? Does it matter?
  • How does estoppel actually work and how are patent families affected by a final written decision? What is a patent owner left with?
  • Will a new USPTO Director have to address concerns that the new procedures are unfair to patent owners, that serial petitions filed on the same patent must be stopped and that petitions are being filed for improper purposes? How can you think ahead to anticipate new regulatory changes?
  • Will the new Congress look at statutory changes to revamp the current post grant procedures?

Bernard J. Knight, Jr., McDermott Will & Emery LLP (view bio)

Jason R. Sytsma, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, PLC (view bio)

CLE CREDIT (approved)
1 state hour

ISBA Intellectual Property Law Section Members - $30
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Non-ISBA Members - $50

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Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section