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Functional Patent Claims After Williamson: Understanding the Benefits and Risks for Your University’s Patent Portfolio

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Originally presented: January 25, 2017

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In the 18 months following the Williamson v. Citrix Online L.L.C. Federal Circuit decision, there continues to be a dramatic impact on the interpretation of functional claim terms. And, since means-plus-function claiming is utilized in almost every field of innovation, you need to weigh the pros and cons of such claims, as well as how to draft those claims in a way that provides optimal protection given this critical and precedential decision.  

This 60-minute webinar will discuss the benefits and risks involved with using means-plus-function and/or functional claims as they relate to potential litigation and inter partes reviews before the PTAB. You’ll also hear best practice advice for leveraging §112(f) and functional claims for maximum patent protection.

Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division has teamed up with patent attorney Tyson Benson, Associate with Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC in Troy, Michigan, for this critical webinar:

Functional Patent Claims After WilliamsonUnderstanding the Benefits and Risks for Your University’s Patent Portfolio 

Please join Mr. Benson as he will:

  • Review the Williamson decision and what it means to university patent portfolios
  • Overview of mean-plus-function claim drafting in the various arts
  • Benefits and challenges of means-plus-function/functional claim drafting in light ofWilliamson
  • Understanding when §112(f) applies to claims even when no “means” language is present
  • Impact on software patents
  • Review examples of real claims

PLUS, follow along with the recorded Q&A portion of the program.

Meet Your Presenter:

Tyson BensonTyson Benson
Associate 
Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC
Troy, Michigan

Mr. Benson is an Intellectual Property Attorney and Partner with Advent.  He practices in all facets of Intellectual Property, including Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Litigation Support, Post Grant Review Proceedings, and Licensing. Mr. Benson has extensive experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in numerous technology fields, and is currently managing a range of clients from independent businesses to national and international companies.

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