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Design Patents: Meeting Obviousness and Novelty Requirements

Webinar
April 16, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Director Tracy-Gene G. Durkin will be speaking in the Strafford hosted webinar on Meeting Obviousness and Novelty Requirements for Design Patents. This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel prosecuting and litigating design patent claims. Panel discussions will examine recent USPTO and court treatment of novelty and obviousness issues and offer best practices for prosecuting and defending against obviousness and novelty attacks in litigation.

Key Topics

  • The novelty standard for designs and how it has evolved based on recent rulings from the Federal Circuit
  • The obviousness standard for designs and how it has evolved based on recent rulings from the Federal Circuit
  • Recent USPTO and district court treatment of novelty and obviousness
  • Challenging novelty and obviousness rejections at the USPTO
  • Best practices for defending against obviousness and novelty attacks in post-grant proceedings and in litigation

What You’ll Learn in This Webinar

  • How do the novelty and obviousness requirements for design patents differ from utility patents and each other?
  • How has the Federal Circuit and PTAB treated the issue of novelty and obviousness for design patents?
  • What are the steps that patent applicants can take to stand up to novelty and obviousness rejections before the USPTO?