The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Avoiding and Utilizing Prosecution History Traps: Litigation, Prosecution, and Due Diligence" on October 9, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Bryan Diner of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP; Brian Nolan of Mayer Brown LLP; and James Trainor of Fenwick & West LLP will look at the nature of legal traps that can lurk in prosecution history, caused both by disclaimers and amendments, and how they can snare defendants or plaintiffs in infringement litigation. The panel will provide tips for patent prosecutors on how to try to avoid leaving damaging history -- and for transactional lawyers on how to spot problems during due diligence that could turn the patent into a lemon for a purchaser.
The registration fee for the webinar is $135 (government and academic rates are available upon request). Those interested in registering for the webinar can do so here.