The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Patent Prosecution Dilemmas Under the AIA: Unanswered Questions After the USPTO's Final Rules" on February 28, 2013 beginning at 2:00 pm (ET). A panel consisting of Gary Ganzi of Siemens Corp.; Peter Lando of Lando & Anastasi, LLP; and Erika Arner of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP will discuss:
The new obligations to make declarations in two situations: regarding "new
matter" in an application that straddles the pre- and post-AIA regimes,
and regarding intervening publications derived from an inventor disclosure.
• What will happen if an examiner disagrees with the conclusions of the applicant's declarations? Is an appeal to the PTAB a realistic course?
• Will changes in the on-sale bar require corporate clients to disclose to patent prosecutors all commercial activities, including secret sales?
• How much evidence will patent prosecutors have to be aware of and submit to the PTO to show that an invention was the result of a joint development agreement?
The registration fee for the webinar is $120 (government and academic rates are available upon request). Those interested in registering for the webinar can do so here.