Recent Changes in Patent Prosecution Practice

16 September 2010 New Brunswick, NJ Past Event

Location

New Jersey Institute of CLE
New Brunswick, NJ

Agenda

September 16, 2010

Foley Partner, Edward Polk, Jr. will be speaking on September 16, 2010 at the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) – Developments in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law 2010. Mr. Polk will be discussing “Recent Changes in Patent Prosecution Practice”. His discussion will include the following points:

  • Changes to the USPTO count system
    • What are the implications of changes to the USPTO count system for biotech & pharma prosecutors?
    • How could the changes impact RCE practice?
  • Changes to BPAI appeal practice
    • How will PTO's changes streamline BPAI appeal practice?
    • How will changes impact appeals from TC 1600?
  • Proposed changes to missing parts practice to allow for 12 month extension for provisional patent applications
    • Do the proposed changes really provide a 12-month extension to the 12-month provisional application period?
    • Can the proposed changes be used to extend patent term for pharmaceutical applications?
  • In re Tanaka (BPAI)
    • Is the addition of narrower claims a valid reason for filing a reissue if applicant does not also allege that one or more of the broader patent claims is overly broad?
    • Can reissue applicant add specific species compound claims without also alleging broader genus claims are invalid?

For more information, please visit the Practicing Law Institute Web site.

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Recent Changes in Patent Prosecution Practice

Location

New Jersey Institute of CLE
New Brunswick, NJ

Agenda

September 16, 2010