1. Upcoming Free Webinar: Just What is the Federal Circuit Thinking?

    Posted on 16.04.18 Thomas Pia, on Announcements, Patent Related Court Rulings, Webinar

    Dr. Anthony Sabatelli & David Puleo will be presenting a free webinar on Thursday, April 19th at 1:00 PM (ET) for Dilworth IP, entitled, “Just What is the Federal Circuit Thinking? A Path Forward Amid Subject Matter Eligibility Variability.” Tens of millions spent on product development – how do you protect your company’s technology in an environment where the Federal Circuit redefines patent eligible subject matter on nearly a weekly basis, and where the USPTO’s application of these judgments is just as inconsistent? Is subject matter eligibility no longer a question of law and is it now morphing into a question of fact?

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  2. Upcoming Free Webinar: The Pros and Cons of Trade Secrets & Patent Protection

    Posted on 14.11.17 Thomas Pia, on Announcements, Webinar

    William Reid, Partner at Dilworth IP, will be presenting a free webinar on Wednesday, December 13th at 1:00 PM EDT entitled, “Should You Keep It Secret? The Pros and Cons of Trade Secrets and Patent Protection.” You know that protecting your intellectual property is important. A strong IP portfolio is essential to insure economic advantages over your competitors – but what type of protection should you pursue? Patents are well recognized, but in many instances, protection can be limited…or even unavailable. Other times, you may not want to publicly disclose your invention in a patent application. Trade Secret protection – while potentially much more applicable to your business needs than patents – is also more fragile; and has completely different rules of the road in terms of stewardship.

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  3. Upcoming Free Webinar: Strategic Approaches for Drafting NDAs

    Posted on 12.10.17 Thomas Pia, on News and Events, Webinar

    Frederick A. Spaeth, Partner at Dilworth IP, will be hosting a FREE webinar on Wednesday, November 1st at 1:00 PM (EDT). This installment in the Dilworth IP Webinar Series is entitled Strategic Approaches for Drafting NDAs: A Critical Look at ‘Standard’ Clauses and Current Trends – A 2017 Update, and will focus on providing helpful strategies for properly structuring Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs). NDAs are used everywhere: in business, politics, religious organizations, government, etc. Templates are easy to find, but experienced users will attest that there is no universal ‘standard’ NDA. In practice, an NDA should be tailored to the situation at hand and to meet the needs of the parties involved. Otherwise, the parties may be left with an ill-fitting agreement that doesn’t reveal its flaws until a dispute is brewing. This webinar will take listeners beyond a ‘one-size-fits-all’ view for a detailed look at how an NDA can and should be structured. The discussion will touch on choosing clauses to insist on and those to let go, on agreement language that goes without saying but should sometimes be said nonetheless, on non-standard clauses for specific situations, and on recognizing when the terms needed in an NDA may be dictated by external factors. The influences of recent laws, such as DTSA (Defense of Trade Secrets Act of 2016), will be discussed as well.

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  4. Upcoming CLE Webinar Presented by Dilworth IP Partner on Obviousness

    Posted on 22.09.17 Thomas Pia, on Announcements, Webinar

    Dr. Jonathan Schuchardt of Dilworth IP will be presenting an upcoming webinar focusing on the evolving obviousness standard of the USPTO for the Clear Law Institute. Not So Obvious: How the Federal Circuit Interprets 35 U.S.C. § 103 will be presented on Friday, October 6th from 1:00 to 2:15 PM (EDT).  CLEs are available for attending this webinar through the Clear Law Institute.

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  5. Dilworth IP Partner to Present CLE Webinar for Strafford on Obviousness

    Posted on 30.05.17 Thomas Pia, on Announcements, Webinar

    Dr. Jonathan Schuchardt of Dilworth IP will be presenting an upcoming Strafford CLE webinar focusing on the evolving obviousness standard of the USPTO. Obviousness Standard: Leveraging Latest PTO and Court Guidance will be presented on Thursday, June 1st from 1:00 to 2:30 PM (EdT). The webinar will review the Federal Circuit’s recent decisions and their effect on the obviousness standard, discuss what level of “unexpected results” is now needed in light of these decisions, and offer strategies for successfully asserting obviousness in an IPR Proceeding. This is the fourth time Jon has been invited by Strafford to present on the continual developments in this area of U.S. patent law. Jon will be joined in this session by Barry J. Herman of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice.

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  6. Upcoming Free Webinar from Dilworth IP: Laying Your Claim: Best Practices for Patent Claim Construction in a Post-Teva World

    Posted on 24.05.17 Thomas Pia, on Announcements, Patent Resources, Webinar

    William Reid, Partner at Dilworth IP, will be presenting a free webinar on Wednesday, June 14th at 1:00 PM EDT entitled, “Laying Your Claim: Best Practices for Patent Claim Construction in a Post-Teva World.” The interpretation of a patent claim’s meaning is fundamental to the scope of its coverage and, thus, is a pivotal consideration when drafting and prosecuting an application or when assessing infringement. This webinar will summarize current law with respect to claim construction in the post Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. world. Patent practitioners will be armed with current best practices and advice regarding claim construction for their use when drafting patent applications, writing patent infringement opinions, or litigating a case.

    To register for this free webinar, Click Here

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  7. Upcoming Free Webinar: Mark Thy Words: Advanced Trademark and Branding Strategies for Corporate Counsel

    Posted on 05.04.17 Thomas Pia, on Announcements, Trademarks, Webinar

    Frederick Spaeth of Dilworth IP will present a free webinar on Wednesday, May 3rd at 1:00 PM EDT. This installment in the Dilworth IP Webinar Series is entitled, “Mark Thy Words: Advanced Trademark and Branding Strategies for Corporate Counsel” and will focus on providing in-house counsel with sophisticated strategies for their company’s brand protection. Global companies face a long list of challenges when it comes to protecting their brands from confusion and counterfeiting in an environment where globalization and international trade still dominate. Trademark protection, including valuable non-traditional marks such as product design and packaging, is more important than ever. Employing a sophisticated US trademark strategy to protect your brand is a crucial component of any global enterprise’s overall business strategy. This webinar will give the corporate trademark counsel insight into some of the dynamic issues they face today and explore some of the avenues that may be pursued such as seeking monetary and injunctive relief in the US when protecting brands overseas. A brief overview of recent key US case law will also be discussed.

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  8. Upcoming Free Webinar: Not so Obvious: How the Federal Circuit is Interpreting Section 103

    Posted on 01.03.17 Thomas Pia, on Announcements, Webinar

    Dr. Jonathan L. Schuchardt of Dilworth IP will present a FREE webinar on Wednesday, March 22nd at 1:00 p.m. EST. This installment in the Dilworth IP Webinar Series is entitled “Not so Obvious: How the Federal Circuit is Interpreting Section 103.” Since the US Supreme Court decided KSR v. Teleflex, Section 103 law has continued to evolve as courts struggle to understand the proper role of “common sense,” predictability, “teaching away,” and motivation to combine reference teachings. Practitioners know all too well about Section 103 rejections that are conclusory and devoid of a rationale for why a combination of references renders a claim obvious. In recent developments, the CAFC has reversed or remanded cases in which a district court or the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) failed to adequately explain why a skilled person was motivated to combine references. Is this a mere ripple in the court’s jurisprudence or a welcome wave of change?

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  9. Upcoming Free Webinar: Patenting the Microbiome: Trends, Challenges, and Insights

    Posted on 23.01.17 Thomas Pia, on Announcements, Webinar

    Dr. Anthony Sabatelli and Nicholas Vincent of Dilworth IP will be offering a FREE webinar on Wednesday, February 22nd at 2:00 PM (EST). This installment in the Dilworth IP Webinar Series is entitled Patenting the Microbiome: Trends, Challenges, and Insights, and will offer an overview of the microbiome; specifically, the IP challenges that it presents, and recommendations for a robust path forward. Research in the microbiome seeks to characterize the microorganism that live in and on different environments, including the human body. Recent developments in this area are revolutionizing the life sciences, because they have the potential to radically improve treatments for dozens of common ailments and greatly improve the quality of life for many who suffer from these conditions. Despite the promise and excitement of this important research area, the IP aspects are challenging. For example, the threshold question of patent subject matter eligibility under 35 USC 101 is still a confusing and uncertain issue in this area.

    This webinar is a must attend for patent practitioners, inventors, business leaders, research directors, and others in the life sciences industry seeking perspective and clarity on the IP challenges around the microbiome.

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  10. Upcoming Free Webinar: Advanced Strategies for Drafting CDAs – Beyond the Boilerplate

    Posted on 14.09.16 Thomas Pia, on Announcements, News and Events, Webinar

    Frederick A. Spaeth, Partner at Dilworth IP, will be hosting a FREE webinar on Wednesday, October 19th at 1:00 PM (EDT). This installment in the Dilworth IP Webinar Series is entitled Advanced Strategies for Drafting CDAs – Beyond the Boilerplate, and will focus on properly structuring Confidentiality Agreements (CDAs), or Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs). NDAs seem to be used by everyone: businesses, politicians, religious organizations, celebrities, governmental bodies, etc., the single common denominator being an obligation not to share certain information with others. Beyond that…

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