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Course - Post-Grant Procedures at the USPTO
Post-Grant Procedures
at the USPTO
How to Coordinate Oppositions in the US and Europe
2019-03-21 2019-03-21 Steigenberger Hotel München Berliner Str. 85 80805 München 089 1590610

Post-Grant Procedures at the USPTO

How to Coordinate Oppositions in the US and Europe

Attendees will learn more on inter partes review and post-grant review and further post-grant procedures in comparison to EPO proceedings. Discuss with the speakers strategies and best practices for taking advantage of the new procedures as well as how to defend your IP when your company or your client find themselves in front of the PTAB.
Topics
  • Invalidating third party patents: inter partes review, postgrant review, reexamination and more
  • Correcting errors in own patents: reissue
  • US & Europe: patent post-grant strategies
  • Best practices for exploiting the procedures and the recent changes
  • How to prepare as a defendant before the PTAB
  • Case studies: coordinated procedures before EPO & USPTO

Aims and objectives

Since many inventions are protected by closely related patents in Europe and the US, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is a favourable jurisdiction for challengers, with over 1,500 petitions a year, there is a need to coordinate post-grant procedures before the EPO and the USPTO.
The US Supreme Court decisions 'Oil States' and 'SAS' have a significant impact on the PTAB procedures. Attendees will learn more about the amended post-grant procedures as inter partes review, post-grant review and further ones in comparison with EPO proceedings. Discuss strategies and best practices for exploiting the new procedures and defending your IP before the PTAB. You will learn how to navigate timing, grounds for opposition, discovery and amendments to maximise protection in Europe and the US.
Who should attend
You are tasked with coordinating post-grant procedures and need to know more about the US procedures? Then this course is designed for you. Knowledge of European patent law is required.
Speakers
Your speakers
Anthony C. Tridico
PhD, US Patent Attorney, Partner, Finnegan Europe LLP, London (UK)

Dr. Hendrik Wichmann
European Patent Attorney, Partner Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff, Munich (Germany)


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