Due to the increasing number of corona virus infections in Belgium and in the United States, and taking into account that the risk of further spread of the coronavirus will increase, we have decided, in consultation with Dale Bjorkman, to postpone this seminar to a later date in autumn 2020.
Practice before the US Patent Office is different from every other patent office in the world. US Examiners don’t use the problem-solution approach, and the way they analyze and apply references to claims seems overly expansive and chaotic to European patent practitioners. We will start off by understanding the way US Examiners think and what motivates them. We will then explore the standards used in Obviousness Rejections and discuss specific argument approaches that are effective in overcoming these rejections by refuting the prima facie case of obviousness, and by rebutting the prima facie case through use of secondary considerations to establish the patentability of the invention. Finally, we will then work through managing US prosecution, optimizing activities that can be carried out at different stages of prosecution to “manage the clock.”
Participation fees :
€ 500,00 for non-members
€ 350,00 for members ie-net
€ 350,00 for corporate members ie-net
€ 250,00 for members ie-net <30y or >65y
Fees are exempted from VAT.