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Avoiding the Many Traps for the Unwary: Patent Prosecution Filing, Petitions, and Appeals Tips

This course has expired and is no-longer eligible for CLE.
Original Air Date 1.17.23

US patent prosecution is a complex process involving the interplay of statutes, rules, policy, and informal knowledge of Patent Office practices. While prevention is always better than the cure, it is important for practitioners to know how processes like claiming priority are to be done and also how to handle situations where problems arise which is a core part of the webinar content. Also, in the back and forth of prosecution before a given examiner, examiner-level data is providing new insights about what an Examiner’s preferred style is and how a practitioner can adapt prosecution to that style using negotiation techniques. Practitioners taking this approach may find that the use of ex parte appeals may need to increase, and so this webinar will cover after-final prosecution strategies and the details of the appeals process with an eye toward using appeals to assist with expediting resolution of issues with examiners.

Moderated by:

  • Ian Clouse, Holland & Hart LLP
Presented by:
  • Abe Hershkovitz, Hershkovitz & Associates, PLLC
  • Adam Stephenson, IPTechLaw

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