Meeting the New Requirements for Post-Grant and Inter Partes Reviews and Supplemental Examination
Greg Gardella, Scott McKeown and Jessica Harrison of Oblon Spivak will be presenting this webinar. Details are below:
This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to IP owners on post-grant practice since the America Invents Law and recent developments, including proposed rules on trial validity. The panel will discuss post-grant review proceedings, special transitional review of business method patents, and supplemental exams.
The America Invents Act (AIA) reformed the U.S. Patent Law System in Sept. 2011 with a significant overhaul to post-grant patent practice before the U.S. Patent Trademark Office (USPTO), including:
Automatic stays of district court litigation.
Creation of a Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB).
Substantial changes to patent reexamination practices.
New, fast-track, post-grant mechanisms for third-party challengers.
New estoppel provisions for ITC/district court actions.
Special review proceedings for business method patents.
Supplemental examination provisions for patent owners.
The evolution of validity-based patent changes before the USPTO and a number of recent developments, such as the PTO's proposed rules to govern validity trials, impact patent litigators, in-house counsel and stakeholders.
- America Invents Act
- Inter partes review
- Request standard
- Process flow
- Litigation strategy going forward
- Post-grant review (including business method challenges)
- Differences relative to inter partes reexam
- Industry-specific issues
- Interface with litigation
- Comparison with European oppositions
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How has the AIA transformed post-grant practice?
- How do the changes of the AIA alter the strategic use of post-grant proceedings parallel to litigation?
- What are the relevant deadlines and best practices for the new post-grant review process?
Following the speaker presentations, there will be an interactive Q&A.
Please click here or on the above link to register for the webinar.