[Webinar] Roadblocks Ahead: Refusal/Rejection and Options for Further Action - December 13th, 10:00am ET

by Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
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Date:
Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Time:
15:00-16:00 GMT
16:00-17:00 CET
10:00-11:00 EST

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If you come up against a brick wall during examination at the European Patent Office (EPO) or the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), a number of options and strategies may still be available to you. Please join us for the final part of Finnegan’s 2017 webinar series, as we discuss what can be done to move your case forward and improve the likelihood of a successful conclusion when you receive a summons to oral proceedings from the EPO or a final office action from the USPTO.

  • Typical timelines—how many rounds of examination to expect and how to plan ahead
  • EPO oral proceedings—strategies for avoiding refusal
  • Final Office Actions at the USPTO—options for moving forward
  • Use of continuation or divisional applications to maintain prosecution
  • Pros and cons of taking a case to appeal

This webinar is the final segment of Finnegan’s 2017 series, “Advanced US/EP Patent Prosecution Course: From Drafting to Grant”. We hope you are able to attend. The series is accompanied by blog posts published on ProsecutionFirstBlog.comThis free resource provides news and information about patent prosecution practice before both the USPTO and EPO.

Moderator:
Eric P. Raciti

Speakers:
Hazel Ford, Ph.D.
Yelena Morozova

Eric P. Raciti
Partner
Moderator

With more than 20 years of experience advising companies, Eric Raciti serves as a trusted advisor on intellectual property matters, communicating clearly with management, legal, financial, and technical professionals. He received his formational training in industrial systems engineering, learning the importance of a multidisciplinary approach that includes a marriage of technology and business processes.

Eric’s extensive background in IP law includes patent portfolio development, intellectual property enforcement, technology counseling, strategic commercialization strategies, corporate IP policy, technology acquisitions, risk mitigation and due diligence for fund-raising and investment rounds.

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Hazel Ford, Ph.D.
Partner, European Patent Attorney
Presenter

Hazel Ford is a European patent attorney and chartered UK patent attorney. She has extensive experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications at the European Patent Office (EPO), particularly in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Dr. Ford has substantial experience with EPO opposition and appeal proceedings, both in drafting and filing oppositions against other parties' patents, and defending clients' patents against oppositions filed by their competitors.

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Yelena Morozova
Attorney
Presenter

Yelena is an experienced patent attorney with technical expertise across different fields of engineering, most particularly in information technology and software, telecommunications, and mechanical. Yelena’s unique background enables her to understand cultural nuances and helps her to advise a broad range of clients across the world. Being US qualified and finishing her UK and European qualifications, Yelena focuses her practice on patent procurement and portfolio development in all fields of engineering on both sides of the Pond.

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Register: There is no charge to attend this program. Please register by Tuesday, 12 December 2017. Webinar access and dial-in information will be sent upon registration.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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