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Obviousness-Type Double Patenting and Related Conflicts That Jeopardize Patents and Patent Terms

Original air date: 2/6/19 

 Are you up to speed on the latest obviousness-type double patenting issues and harmonization efforts? Does your global filing strategy take into account how conflicting applications are treated differently around the world? Recent judicial decisions have resulted in an expansion of the obviousness-type double patenting doctrine posing threats to patent validity and term, in particular holding that later issuing, but earlier expiring patents are available as references in obviousness-type double patenting challenges.

Our outstanding panel will cover developments in obviousness-type double patenting, including recent Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decisions that address the scope and applicability of this doctrine. This webinar will also consider the complex topic of conflicting applications, including what issues to be aware of and how different jurisdictions including the US, JP, and the EU treat conflicting applications. Attendees can also look forward to an in-depth look into the efforts and issues presented by different groups working toward international harmonization.

Presented by:

Gregory Allen of 3M Company 
Rita Sanzgiri of Sheridan Ross PC 
Jonathan Osha of Osha Liang LLP