Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Navigating Section 112 Issues in IPR Proceedings: Using Section 112 as a Sword or a Shield -- Addressing Section 112 Issues in IPR Petitions, Establishing Priority or Earlier Critical Date of Asserted Reference, and More" on April 27, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Jonathan R. Bowser and Roger H. Lee of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney will provide guidance on Section 112 issues that arise during the course of an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding, address the PTAB's response to assertions that claims do not comply with Section 112, discuss related claim constructions issues, offer best practices for handling Section 112 issues in IPRs, and explore how district courts treat Section 112 issues addressed by the PTAB in IPR proceedings. The webinar will review the following issues:
• How has the PTAB responded to assertions made by IPR petitioners that claims do not comply with Section 112?
• What must patent owners show to establish priority to an earlier application or antedate an asserted reference?
• What IPR petitioners must show to meet the claim construction requirements for means-plus-function claims under Section 112(f)?
The registration fee for the webinar is $297. Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.