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Webinar: How Far Will Obviousness-Type Double Patenting Go: Considerations and Strategies

Finnegan-Hosted Event; Webinar; Speaking Engagement

August 9, 2017


Recent decisions handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit have expanded the reach of non-obviousness type double patenting, leading to new grounds for rejection before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and new grounds for striking down patent claims during district court litigation. It has never been more important to understand the complex interplay of double patenting jurisprudence, terminal disclaimers, and the safe harbor under 35 U.S.C. § 121.

This webinar will review the basics of double patenting, discuss the recent Federal Circuit decisions that have expanded this doctrine over the past few years, and assess the current state of the law. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Statutory and non-statutory double patenting
  • Best practices for using divisional applications to avoid double patenting rejections
  • Strategies for preserving patent term extensions
This webinar is the second segment of Finnegan’s summer 2017 series, “Shifts in U.S. Patent Law: How to Pivot.”

Gary C. Ma

Paul W. Browning, Ph.D. 
Adriana L. Burgy

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. India
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. China/Taiwan
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Japan/Korea

Register: Registration for all webinars is free of charge. Please register by Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Webinar access and dial-in information will be sent upon registration.

Scheduling Conflict? Finnegan records all hosted webinars. To view the recorded program, simply register for the webinar and you will receive an access link shortly after the live program is complete.

Ma, Gary C.
Browning Ph.D., Paul W.
Burgy, Adriana L.

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Webinar: How Far Will Obviousness-Type Double Patenting Go: Considerations and Strategies