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Evidence and Privilege During Prosecution and Post-Grant Proceedings at the USPTO and EPO: Everything You Need to Know and More!

The question of knowing how and when to use post-filing evidence is one we are faced with during patent office procedures. Expert declarations and statements to support sufficiency or enablement, or for use in combating inventive step/obviousness, are important tools. It is also of vital importance that we keep in mind issues of attorney-client privilege when faced with working with experts and inventors.

Please join us as we discuss:

• Best practices for the use of post-filing evidence at the EPO and USPTO related to: 
    o Determining the inherent content of prior art documents 
    o Showing unobvious or surprising effects relevant to the question of inventive step/obviousness
• Ensuring that the evidence reproduces the prior art or teaching of the invention in a suitable manner 
    o Illustrating consequences that may arise from the use of such evidence
• The use of post-filing evidence for supporting the content of the application 
    o Specifically in respect to sufficiency of disclosure and essentiality of features of the claims Examples of where the use of post-filing evidence can and cannot provide support for the application
• Best practices for ensuring preservation of attorney-client privilege when dealing with these important issues

RSVP: Please register by Tuesday, 6 October 2015. There is no charge to attend the program, but space is limited. 

Martin D. Hyden
Mark D. Sweet
Anthony C. Tridico, Ph.D.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015
16 Old Bailey 
London EC4M 7EG

12:30-13:00 Registration and Lunch
13:00-16:00 Program
16:00-17:00 Drinks and Networking Reception
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