Obviousness Standard After the AIA: Leveraging Latest PTO and Court Guidance

January 21, 2016 at 1:00pm2:30pm

Overcoming Challenges of Obviousness and Attacks on Patent Validity

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A

This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with guidance on the evolving obviousness standard. In a post-AIA, post-KSR v. Teleflex world in which obviousness is at times confused with patent eligibility under Section 101, how is the Federal Circuit’s treatment of obviousness issues changing? How does the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) handle obviousness in the increasingly popular inter partes review (IPR) proceedings? Even though the burden to prove invalidity remains with the accused infringer, is the standard for patentees to prevail on non-obviousness under Section 103 more confusing than ever? Our panel with answer these and other important questions.