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Upcoming Webinars

3-Part Webinar Series on Patent Law for Startups

In this three-part webinar series, you will learn key considerations and strategies for developing and maintaining a global patent portfolio (January 31 at 12 PM EST), protecting your issued patents from challenges at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (February 27 at 12 PM EST), and enforcing your patent rights in federal district courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC) (March 28 at 12 PM EDT).  During each webinar, patent attorneys from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP will give a short presentation and then answer questions submitted before and during the webinar.  Register for each part of the series separately.  

Part 1: Developing Your Patent Portfolio (View Webinar)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

In our first webinar, presented by Adriana L. Burgy and Tom Irving, you will learn key considerations and strategies for developing and maintaining a global patent portfolio.  We will discuss when and where to file patent applications, how many applications you should file, how much information you can share with investors without forfeiting your patent rights, and other ways that inventors and companies have inadvertently forfeited their patent rights.  We will also discuss questions you should be asking your attorney during the preparation and prosecution process.

Part 2 - Protecting Your Patents from Post-Grant Challenges

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

In our second webinar, presented by Mark J. Feldstein, Ph.D. and Michael J. Flibbert, you will learn key considerations and strategies for protecting your patents from challenges at the USPTO.  We will discuss inter partes review (IPR) and other post-grant review proceedings, and how your competitors can use them to challenge your issued patents.  We will discuss steps you should take to prepare for an attack on your patents, key strategies for avoiding institution of an IPR, and how you can use these proceedings to challenge your competitors’ patents.  We will also discuss whether and how to introduce evidence of secondary considerations of nonobviousness, best practices on motions to amend, and questions you should be asking your attorney during the process.

Part 3: Enforcing Your Patents

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

In our third webinar, presented by Eric J. Fues and Denise Main, Ph.D., you will learn key considerations and strategies for enforcing your patent rights in federal district courts and the ITC.  We will discuss steps you should take before suing a competitor for patent infringement, how to identify companies that are infringing your patents, strategies for selecting which patent claims to assert, and how your competitor can challenge your patents in response.  We will also discuss questions you should be asking your attorney during the litigation process.