Thursday, May 27, 2021
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Location: Online - Zoom Video Conference
Credits: 1.0 Hour Substantive
Moderator(s): Edward Howard, Esq.
Speaker(s): Max Tilmann, Partner Konig Szynka Tilmann von Renesse
Topic: Several important distinctions exist between patent preparation and prosecution practice before the European Patent Office (EPO), and practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).
This CLE provides an overview and analysis of such distinctions between the EPO and USPTO significant to U.S. practitioners, including exploration and discussion of:
- Internal structure of a patent application as seen by the European Patent Office (EPO);
- Problems of ?intermediate generalization? when amending claims before the EPO;
- Potential risks associated with claim features and specification support at the EPO; and
- Status of Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent System.
Attendees will gain a greater understanding of EPO patent practice, along with drafting strategies for increasing successful prosecution outcomes before the EPO.
Registration: You MUST be logged in through tablet or computer to receive CLE credit.
Online Registration for this CLE is not available at this time. Please contact the bar association if you have questions at 610-279-9660, ext. 200.