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IP Attorneys – See below for the latest CLE-approved webinars from our partner Strafford Publications.

Founded in 1984, Strafford Publications, Inc. is a leading national publisher of specialized information services. Tech Transfer Central is pleased to feature the following upcoming webinars from Strafford. Please click the titles for more information (links will take you to our partner’s site):

Navigating the Chinese Patent System: What U.S. Patent Counsel Need to Know

A live CLE webinar on Thursday, May 18 @ 1:00pm EDT

Protecting IP in China is an essential element in any global company’s overall strategy. By obtaining Chinese patents, U.S. companies are able to directly pursue alleged infringers in China. China may be favored for patent infringement litigation because the average time from filing to verdict at Beijing’s IP court is four months vs. the U.S. courts’ two-plus years. U.S. companies and their counsel must understand the Chinese system to leverage its advantages.

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Protecting IP Rights in Joint Development Agreements and Strategic Alliances

A live CLE webinar on Thursday, May 11 @ 1:00pm EDT

In joint development and strategic alliances, intellectual property ownership and use are the most contentious aspects. There is no single approach to IP ownership and exploitation, and the concerns and goals of the parties in each situation are unique.

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Overcoming 101 Rejections for Computer and Electronics Related Patents

A live CLE webinar on Thursday, May 4 @ 1:00pm EDT

Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, the USPTO has dramatically increased its rejections under 35 U.S.C. §101, and the federal courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board have been increasingly active in invalidating issued patents. Further, the USPTO has released several memoranda and solicited public comments concerning patent examination under Alice.

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Selecting References and Authenticating Prior Art Status When Filing or Defending Petitions in Post-Grant Proceedings

A recorded CLE webinar

Petitions in inter partes reviews (IPRs) may be based “only on the basis of prior art consisting of patents or printed publications.” Post-grant reviews (PGRs) may also be based on “patents and printed publications.” Petitioners often don’t face difficulty in demonstrating the public accessibility of a patent.

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Latest PTAB Decisions: Leveraging Trends in Institution and Final Written Decisions, Understanding Federal Circuit Scrutiny To Date

A recorded CLE webinar

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is the busiest jurisdiction for post-grant challenges to U.S. patents, as district court litigation filings continue their downward trend from a peak in 2013. Filings of petitions in the PTAB for inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR) and covered business method PGR (CBM) proceedings are approaching almost 2000 per year. Over the past year, there have been several administrative developments, new rules, and notable Federal Circuit decisions in appeals from the PTAB of AIA post-grant proceedings.

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How to Use Broadest Reasonable Interpretation to Your Advantage in Patent Prosecution

A recorded CLE webinar

Patent examiners often interpret claims in a way that practitioners think is broader than what is reasonable, but lack tools to fight. However, PTAB and Federal Circuit cases show that there are limits to how examiners can use the BRI in patent prosecution. The rulings underscore the importance of making focused arguments highlighting the ordinary and customary meaning of claim terms consistent with the specification and drawings.


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