Strafford will be offering a webcast entitled "After-Final Practice: Navigating PTO Options to Compact Patent Prosecution -- Utilizing After-Final Consideration Pilot 2.0, Pre-Appeal Conference and More" on January 9, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST). Justin J. Cassell of Workman Nydegger and Mandy J. Song of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner will provide guidance to patent counsel on the various USPTO options for responding after final rejection of a patent application. The panel will review the basics of each option and focus on strategic considerations and using different options. The panel will also provide an update on the ongoing pilot program, review statistics and discuss their experiences. The webinar will review the following issues:
• What options are available to patent counsel upon receiving a final rejection to a patent application?
• What should patent counsel consider when determining if—and which—PTO option to use in response to a final rejection?
• How can patent counsel and applicants leverage the PTO options for compact patent prosecution?
The registration fee for the webcast is $297. Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.