Webinar: The Top Five Prosecution Mistakes That Impact Enforcement
February 23, 2010
To view the recorded webinar, or download a copy of the slides, please click here. Program run time is approximately 60 minutes.
Many of us have heard the mantra “prosecute a patent application with an eye toward litigation.” Indeed, work done by a patent prosecutor during the patent application’s drafting and prosecution stages will have a critical impact on the ability to successfully enforce a patent. Under U.S. patent law, for example, statements made in both the specification and the prosecution history—which may be otherwise benign in Europe—can limit the scope of the claims beyond their plain-language meaning. In addition, these same statements can cause the patent practitioner to unknowingly surrender equivalents of the claimed subject matter. Other pitfalls unique to U.S. patent practice also abound, such as issues with discussing prior art or comparative testing.
Please join our panelists as they describe ways to avoid a few of the top U.S. patent prosecution mistakes that can detrimentally impact enforcement of a patent in the United States. The fundamentally-sound principles to prepare and prosecute a patent application discussed during the webinar will enhance the attendee’s ability to avoid the pitfalls of prosecutions past.
This webinar is the first of four in our Spring 2010 “Strategic U.S. Patent Series for European Counsel.”
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The Top Five Prosecution Mistakes That Impact Enforcement