New Supplemental Examination: USPTO Outlines New Rules

February 14, 2012
Strafford Publications
Live 90-minute CLE webinar/teleconference: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST

Scott McKeown of Oblon, Spivak will be one of the panelists in the above webinar presentation.  This webinar will provide guidance for counsel to IP owners and inventors on the supplemental examination process under the new America Invents Law.  The panel will discuss the new supplemental examination proceeding, the mechanics of the procedure and the considerations that may govern decisions to use it over other post grant options. The panel will also examine the ethics implications, including questions that must await USPTO and judicial developments relating to supplemental examination.

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the mechanics of using the supplemental examination process?
  • What are the primary factors for deciding whether to use supplemental examination to consider, reconsider, or correct information relevant to a patent?
  • What are the ethical risks that can arise in the supplemental examination process—and how can counsel avoid ethics violations?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.

For additional information or to register for this webinar, please click on the above link.