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Advanced U.S. Patent Seminar

Finnegan-Hosted Event; Speaking Engagement

June 9, 2017

Berlin, Germany

The U.S. patent landscape continues to evolve with changes that impact both prosecution and enforcement strategies. Over the last few years, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a number of significant decisions that have upended Federal Circuit precedent and long-standing caselaw. The USPTO has also been active, retooling its procedures and issuing numerous guidelines in response to demands for better efficiency and clearer examination standards. This seminar will address the key developments that are important to patent stakeholders in and outside of the United States. It will also provide practical advice to address the needs of experienced patent practitioners and those familiar U.S. patent law fundamentals.

The following topics will be addressed by this seminar:

   • Drafting and Prosecution Strategies for U.S. Applications 
         ○ Patent-eligibility in view of Alice/Myriad/Mayo 
          Functional claiming issues and “means” language 
          Effective use of the “problem-solution approach”
   • Avoiding Infringement: Freedom to Operate and Warning Letters 
          How to address warning letters? 
         Written opinions in view of Halo and Stryker 
          Challenging patents: Are you better off at the PTAB?
   • Implications for Supplying Components to and from the United States 
          Is the sale or supply of a single component enough to trigger liability? 
         ○ Conditioned sales and exhaustion issues in view of Quanta and Lexmark
   • Asserting Your U.S. Patents Against Competitors

C. Gregory Gramenopoulos 
Timothy May 
Bryan Diner

12:00 - 13:00 Registration and Lunch
13:00 - 17:30 Program
17:30 - 18:30 Reception

Date and Location: 
Friday, 9 June 2017
AMANO Grand Central, Heidestraße 62, 10557 Berlin, Germany

RSVP: Please register by 22 May 2017. Admission is free, but space is limited.

Gramenopoulos, C. Gregory
May, Timothy J.
Diner, Bryan C.