About the Practical IP for Natural Sciences Series
Please join us in a new webinar series directed to the practical application of a new era of patent law to everyday situations in chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and genetic medicine.
The combination of new technologies and patent statutes of a by-gone era have led the Courts of the United States into undiscovered and uncharted territory. The Courts are still wrestling with the application of 1952 statutes to computers, software, biotechnology and genetic medicine, and the fall-out has spread across all technologies. “New” judge-made law has been spawned out of “old” established principles. Chemistry considerations are no longer cut and dried. Biology has morphed into biotechnology with exciting medical/genetic advances that are stymied by recent judge made law. Even polymer technology is not immune from the judges’ arm wrestling events.
In this complimentary webinar series, the Schwegman natural sciences legal team provides practical tips to companies and universities looking for an understanding of this legal maze. We will explore and discuss current views of the law in application to real situations, point out claim language that succeeded in the past but now will fail, and will provide possible workarounds. We will relate these practicalities to preparation and presentation of the patent application, to its prosecution, to framing such practicalities in opinion practice, and defending and asserting in an IPR.
Each of the webinars are 30 minutes in length followed by a collaborative Q&A session with the presenter(s).
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The Courts and the Patent Office have come down hard on natural products and diagnostic methods. In this presentation, we provide suggestions and guidance on how to optimize your chances of obtaining commercially useful patent claims for natural products and diagnostic methods.
Obtaining patent protection for inventions including chemical features has important differences from other subject matter, such as different standards of predictability in the application of prior art. Learn how to maximize your chances of obtaining broad protection.
Webinar #3 – 5 Tips: Patent Prosecution for Polymer Tech
All patent specifications are not created equal. Important jurisdictions such as Japan, China, and Europe, differ from the US in what support is necessary in the specification for the full scope of your claims, and the type of written description support needed to amend claims. Find out what your application needs to avoid potentially narrow claims in foreign jurisdictions.
Webinar #5 – Top 3 IP Issues for Corporations and Universities
In the last year, the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court have handed down decisions that altered the landscape of both patent prosecution and enforcement, ranging from venue and attorneys’ fees to the standards for obviousness and patent eligibility. Warren Woessner, a founding shareholder and an expert witness on patent law, will take a look back at the most important IP decisions of 2017-2018 and evaluate their effect on practice in the life sciences arena.
Webinar #12 – Biosimilars: Patentable Approaches and Surveillance