Strafford will be offering a webinar entitled "Obviousness Standard: Leveraging Latest PTO and Court Guidance -- Overcoming Challenges of Obviousness and Attacks on Patent Validity" on October 30, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). William R. Reid and Jon L. Schuchardt of Dilworth IP will provide patent counsel with guidance on the evolving obviousness standard, including how the Federal Circuit's treatment of obviousness issues is changing, and how the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) handles obviousness in the increasingly popular inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. The webinar will review the following issues:
• How have recent Federal Circuit decisions impacted application of the obviousness standard?
• What level of "unexpected results" is needed to demonstrate patentability?
• How can practitioners leverage recent decisions in which the Federal Circuit has insisted upon more thorough, reasoned explanations of the PTO's obviousness conclusions?
• What strategies should patentees and petitioners employ to prevail on obviousness assertions in an IPR proceeding, and how will those strategies fare at the Federal Circuit?
The registration fee for the webcast is $297. Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.