Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Markush Claims in Pharma/Chemical Patent Prosecution and Litigation: Leveraging Federal Court Guidance -- Constructing Group Claims, Navigating Comprising and Consisting of, Avoiding Improper Rejections" on April 6, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Thomas L. Irving of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, Laura A. Labeots of Husch Blackwell, and Amanda K. Murphy, Ph.D., of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner will provide guidance to patent counsel on Markush claims in the prosecution and litigation of patents, review the original case, Ex Parte Markush, and other key cases, and discuss the ongoing debate about what Markush groups mean, how to best handle patent prosecution, and offer guidance on Markush practice. The webinar will review the following issues:
• What lessons can be learned from recent Federal Circuit decisions?
• What steps can patent counsel take to avoid indefiniteness, double inclusion and other issues that arise with Markush claims?
• What strategies should patent counsel employ to reduce the likelihood of an improper Markush rejection?
The registration fee for the webinar is $297. Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.