Webinar: How to Survive the Inevitable Inequitable Conduct Charge
October 21, 2009
To view the recorded webinar, or download a copy of the slides, please click here. Program run time is approximately 60 minutes.
If you would like to view the webinar in German, please click here.
Inequitable conduct is a unique defense to patent infringement in the United States, and is also one of the most commonly raised defenses in U.S. litigations. If a defendant convinces the court that the patent holder acted improperly before the USPTO, or if a potential licensee uncovers a substantial inequitable conduct risk during a due diligence, the consequences for the patent holder can be very severe. Some U.S. judges have called the frequent accusations of misconduct on the part of patent counsel to be a veritable plague on the system. This webinar will review some of the common types of patent prosecution mistakes that have led to findings of inequitable conduct and will provide patent prosecution and drafting strategies to assist European practitioners in avoiding inequitable conduct risks as often as possible. We also will provide a detailed description of the formalities for disclosing information to the USPTO.
This webinar is the second of our Strategic U.S. Patent Series for European Counsel, a series of four webinars covering the latest strategies for successful U.S. patent prosecution, designed specifically for the changing U.S. environment. If there is sufficient demand, we will also hold the webinars in French and German at times to be announced.
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| 21 October 2009
||How to Survive the Inevitable Inequitable Conduct Charge|
| 9 December 2009
||Strategies for Satisfying the Heigtened Written Description Requirement in the Life Sciences and Chemical Industries|
| 20 January 2010
||Avoiding the Perils and Pitfalls of Method Claims and Means-Plus-Function Claims in the Electrical and Mechanical Industries|
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How to Survive the Inevitable Inequitable Conduct Charge