Tips For Patent Prosecution and Litigation Based on Recent Decisions


Patent Defenses Klarquist Update and Tips

This CLE will present:

  1. A buffet of practical tips for patent prosecutors, counselors, and litigators, based on recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions.  Examples include: treasures defendants look for in specifications; 10 ways to diversify claim sets; 10 uses for a prior art reference; what types of clearance opinions remain useful at trial; blocking claim backdating; and doing more in Markman.
  2. Predictions for future developments on “functional claiming” and claim “indefiniteness,” as well as some mystery defenses.

This CLE will not survey recent cases or address Alice.

John D. Vandenbergjdv

John is a partner of Klarquist Sparkman, LLP and has been litigating patents around the country. He currently is representing, American Express, Mentor Graphics, Microsoft, and Nautilus, among others, in patent litigations in California, Delaware, Massachusetts, Texas, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Mr. Vandenberg successfully argued before the Supreme Court of the United States in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., No. 13-369, for rejection of the Federal Circuit’s “insolubly ambiguous” and “amenable to construction” test for enforcing the Patent Act’s mandate that patent claims “particularly point[] out and distinctly claim[]” the patent’s invention.

Time: 12:00pm-1:00 pm

Patent Defenses Klarquist Update and Tips

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