Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Advanced AIA Issues for Patent Claim Construction: Best Practices Absent Clear Court Guidance" on April 18, 2013 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm (EDT). Thomas L. Irving of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, Lauren L. Stevens of Foley & Lardner, and Colin G. Sandercock of Perkins Coie will provide guidance to patent counsel regarding the impact of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) on claim construction and offer best practices for addressing claim construction issues in light of the AIA. The panel will review the following questions:
What are the changes resulting from AIA and the implications for claim
• What is the impact of claim construction on choice of law?
• What are the benefits of new claims in a continuation application regarding choice of law in view of transitional applications?
• Can the choice of law change when a district court judge construes the claim in such a way that the EFD changes?
• What are the benefits and dangers of new claims, depending on their claim construction, in a continuation application filed after March 15, 2013?
The registration fee for the webinar is $297 ($362 for registration and CLE processing). Those registering by March 29, 2013 will receive a $50 discount. Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.