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The Art of Responding to Obviousness Rejections: Section 103 and the KSR Guidelines

Thursday, October 11
12pm ET
Gene Quinn
John White
Megan McLoughlin

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What You’ll Learn in This Webinar

REQUIREMENTS

Specific requirements examiners must satisfy in order to rely on each of the KSR rationales

 

COMMON REJECTIONS

The most common obviousness rejections and how handle them

SUCCESS TIPS

Tips for successfully working with patent examiners to convince them to issue patent claims

About The Hosts

Gene Quinn
President and Founder, IPWatchdog.com
Gene Quinn is the president and founder of IPWatchdog.com, a patent attorney, law professor, and leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. Gene’s writings typically focus on pending legislation, rule making at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and general commentary about the state of the industry. Gene practices patent law with Widerman Malek, and the majority of his patent practice is focused on software patents and Internet innovations. Since 2000 he has also been a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course.the founder of IPWatchdog.com, a patent attorney, law professor, and leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. Gene’s writings typically focus on pending legislation, rule making at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and general commentary about the state of the industry. Gene practices patent law with Widerman Malek, and the majority of his patent practice is focused on software patents and Internet innovations. Since 2000 he has also been a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course.
John White
Patent Attorney
John White is a US patent attorney and a patent lecturer. He is an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and he is also the principal lecturer/author of the PLI Patent Bar Review Course, a course that he originally created.

Since John began teaching patent bar review courses in 1995, he has personally taught close to 50% of all practicing patent attorneys and patent agents how to successfully become admitted to the Patent Bar. John has also taught numerous US Patent Examiners at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) in the “Law and Evidence Course” necessary for them to advance to Partial Negotiation authority as Examiners. John serves as an expert witness in patent litigations and is regarded as a leading authority on patent practice and procedure. He maintains a select patent practice largely aimed at assisting start-up technology companies increase and monetize their patent portfolios.
Product Director, LexisNexis PatentAdvisor®
Megan McLoughlin is the product director for PatentAdvisor™, a suite of patent prosecution management tools. Previously, she worked as a patent attorney at the law firm of Nutter, McClennen, & Fish – primarily drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Her technical focus reached into a variety of industries, including medical devices, the food industry, software, printers, and biotech. Megan has a B.S. in Bioengineering from Rice, and a J.D. from Harvard Law.

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