Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Preparing for Pharma PGRs: Lessons for Patent Owners From PGR Denials -- Leveraging Successful IPR Arguments, Strengthening Patent Applications to Survive PGR Petitions" on January 19, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST). Thomas L. Irving and Amanda K. Murphy of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, and Kerry Flynn, Vice President, Chief IP Counsel, Vertex Pharmaceuticals will provide guidance to prepare patent counsel for pharma-related America Invents Act (AIA) post-grant reviews (PGRs). The panel will provide theories for surviving a declared PGR with instituted claims intact, or, even better, achieving denial of institution. The webinar will review the following issues:
• How can practitioners help patent owners prepare for PGRs?
• What can patent owners do during prosecution to strengthen their patents against PGR challenges?
• What can patent counsel learn from successful IPRs in order to succeed in PGRs?
The registration fee for the webinar is $297. Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.