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“Preparing for Upcoming Patent Law Changes” Practicing Law Institute Presentation

On September 12, 2012 by Schnader

Ronald J. Ventola II, Joan T. Kluger, Stephenie W. Yeung and Andrew Chou, presented a complimentary webinar on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, which provided one hour of CLE credit. The webinar discussed new provisions that affect patentability during prosecution, changes to post-issuance review, and the new definitions of prior art, which generally broaden the list of events that might render a patent invalid. Changes to selected best practices and available procedures were also discussed.

Topics covered included:

  • Pre-Issuance Provisions
    • First-to-File Rule
    • Changes to the Definition of Prior Art
    • Interpretation of the Grace Period
    • Non-inventors as Applicants
  • Post Grant Practices
    • Re-examination
    • Supplemental Examination
    • Inter Partes Review
    • Post Grant Review

The archived version of this program can be viewed for one hour of CLE credit at this PLI web address until September, 2013.