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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. 

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

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

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