Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patents and the Written Description Requirement: Navigating Section 112 Disclosure Obligations and Withstanding Invalidity Challenges" on November 27, 2012 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm (EST). Thomas L. Irving of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner will provide guidance for dealing with the U.S. Patent Law Section 112's written description requirement, and discuss the lessons learned since the Federal Circuit's opinion in Ariad v. Eli Lilly for compliance and patent challenges. The webinar will review the following questions:
is the Ariad decision being applied by the courts -- and what has its
impact been on patent prosecutions?
• What are the implications of Ariad for the predictable and non-predictable arts?
• What steps can counsel for patentees take to meet the written description requirement and withstand invalidity challenges based on the written description?
The registration fee for the webinar is $297 ($362 for registration and CLE processing). Those registering by November 2, 2012 will receive a $50 discount. Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.