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Software Claim Drafting-Comparison between USPTO and EPO

Original Air Date 11/09/2023

The name of the game is the claim. Claim drafting is one of the foundational skills of every patent practitioner focusing on patent prosecution. While building global patent portfolios becomes more and more important to client’s businesses nowadays, knowing the nuances between practices in different jurisdictions is a key to procuring quality patent protection. Criticalities may arise especially in the field of software / computer-implemented inventions (CII).

This webinar is Part II of a similar webinar to be held in October in the area of Bio-technology and will be held on November 9th 2023 at 12:30PM EST. The webinar takes a comparative approach to discuss claim drafting from the perspective of European practices and US practice. We have invited experts practicing in the respective regions to share their insights. This webinar will be centered on the aforementioned software/CII-related inventions, covering claim scope and inventive steps, clarity vs. sufficiency, and eligible subject matters in these two regions.

The webinar is being jointly hosted by the IP Practice in Europe Committee and the Patent Agents Committee.

Presented by:
Moderator: Fritz Fleming, Henry M Feiereisen LLC
Speakers: Andrea Perronace, Jacobacci & Partners & Barrett Spraggins, Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP

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