Strafford will be offering a webcast entitled "Section 102 Prior Art and Section 103 Obviousness: Leveraging CCPA and Early Federal Circuit Decisions -- Withstanding Rejections and Attacks on Patent Validity and Patentability" on December 7, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST). Thomas L. Irving, Christina M. Rodrigo, and M. David Weingarten of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner will provide guidance to patent counsel on leveraging decisions by the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (CCPA) and the Federal Circuit in applying Sections 102 and 103 prior art and obviousness standards; examine lessons learned through CCPA and early Federal Circuit decisions; and offer strategies for evaluating prior art and obviousness, handling evidence, and overcoming assertions of unpatentability. The webinar will review the following issues:
• How is evidence of unexpected properties by a claimed invention evaluated?
• What lessons can patent counsel draw from CCPA decisions when asessing prior art? When applying the statutory obviousness standard?
• What steps should patent counsel take going forward to avoid making the mistakes of the past?
The registration fee for the webcast is $297. Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.