The attorneys of BSKB regularly present lectures on an array of intellectual property topics to a diverse group of audiences. Here you’ll find samples of presentations that our attorneys have given.

April 12, 2017
Overview of the USPTO Appeal Process and Practice Tips, Presented by Scott Wolinsky

March 22, 2017
Exporting a Single Component of a Patented Combination does not Give Rise to Infringement under Section 271(f)(1): Life Techs. Corp. v. Promega Corp., 197 L. Ed. 33 (February 22, 2017), Presented by Michael Smith

March 3, 2017
Claim Interpretation of "consisting of" in Markush Group: Shire Development, LLC, v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Presented by Toyohiko Konno

February 22, 2017
Applications of a Natural Discovery May be Patent Eligible: Rapid Litigation Management Ltd. v. CellzDirect, Inc., No. 2015-1570 (Fed. Cir. July 5, 2016), Presented by Chad Rink

February 8, 2017
Interpretation of Functional Language: In re Chudik (Fed. Cir. January 9, 2017), Presented by Christopher McDonald

January 11, 2017
Proposed Changes to Rules 56(b) and 555(b) - Duty of Disclosure, Presented by Richard Gallagher

2016 Presentations

December 14, 2016
Prosecution History Estoppel from Dependent Claims: UCB, Inc. v. Yeda Research & Dev. Co. (Fed. Cir. Sept 8, 2016), Presented by Gary Juskowiak

November 30, 2016
The Federal Circuit's Decision in Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google Inc., narrows USPTO's definition of a "Covered Business Method" (CBM) under the America Invents Act (AIA), Presented by Seth Kim

November 16, 2016
The Continuing Evolution of Patentable Subject Matter: A review of Amdocs (Israel) Limited v. Openet Telecom, Inc., Presented by Lynde Herzbach

November 2, 2016
The Federal Circuit's Decision in Poly-America v. API Industries Provides Guidance for Avoiding Disavowal of Claim Scope, Presented by Justen Fauth

October 19, 2016
The Supreme Court decision in Halo v. Pulse Electronics Changes Treble Damage Landscape, Presented by Shawn Hamidinia

October 5, 2016
Claims Using Rules to Replace Manual Steps in Computer-Implemented Process Held Non-Abstract & Patent Eligible, Presented by Jason Rhodes

September 7, 2016
The Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3): A New After Final Program, Presented by Bradford Fritz

May 25, 2016
Enfish LLC v. Microsoft Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2016), Presented by John Heithaus

May 11, 2016
Patent Exhaustion after Lexmark (Lexmark Int'l, Inc. v. Impression Prods., 816 F.3d 721 (Fed. Cir. 2016)), Presented by Michael Smith

April 13, 2016
Finding ways to weather the Alice storm while awaiting a clearer guideline to come, Presented by Irene Lin

March 30, 2016
Obviousness as discussed in In Re: Cree, Inc., Presented by John Heithaus

March 2, 2016
Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. v. Covidien LP, Presented by Chad Rink

February 17, 2016
Coiffi v. Google - Claim Differentiation versus Prosecution History, Presented by Penny Caudle

February 3, 2016
Patent Term Adjustment (PTA), Presented by Christopher McDonald

January 20, 2016
Coexistence of Trade Secrets and Patents, Presented by Robert Downs

January 6, 2016
Is the Federal Circuit's Test for Enhanced Damages too Rigid? (Halo Electronics Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., S.Ct. No. 14-1513 and Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer Inc., S.Ct. No. 14-1520), Presented by Chad Wells

2015 Presentations

December 16, 2015
Certificate of Correction Instead of Reissue (Cubist v. Hospira), Presented by Rick Gallagher

December 2, 2015
Apple v. Samsung, Presented by Scott Wolinsky

November 4, 2015
Patent Eligibility of Medical Diagnostics Claims - In Search of "Significantly More" (Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom), Presented by Gary Juskowiak

September 23, 2015
Old is New Again (Richard A. Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC), Presented by Seth Kim

September 9, 2015
Continuing Saga of Divided Infringement: The Federal Circuit Awakens (Akamai Techs. v. Limelight Networks), Presented by Lynde Herzbach

May 6, 2015
Poor Grammar Killed the Patent (Vasudevan Software, Inc. v. TIBCO Software, Inc. and Vasudevan Software, Inc. v. MicroStrategy Inc.) Presented by Justen Fauth

April 22, 2015
When is a Patent Anticipated by Prior Art with an Overlapping Range? (Ineos USA LLC v. Berry Plastics Corp.), Presented by Shawn Hamidinia

April 8, 2015
Role of Preambles in Claim Construction (Pacing Technologies v. Garmin), Presented by Jason Rhodes

March 25, 2015
Standard for Appellate Review of Claim Construction Rulings (Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inv. v. Sandoz, Inc.), Presented Michael Smith

March 11, 2015
Preissuance Third Party Submission, Presented by Toyohiko Konno

February 25, 2015
Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Presented by Chad Rink

January 28, 2015
Recent Decisions Regarding Reissue (Antares Pharma v. Medac Pharma), Presented by Christopher McDonald

January 21, 2015
Hot Topics in Bio Practice & Hot Topics in Chemical Practice, Presented by Gerald Murphy, Jr.

2014 Presentations

November 12, 2014
AIA Post-Grant Trials (IPR & PGR): Select PTAB Decisions, Orders & Notices, Presented by Eugene Perez

November 5, 2014
Reissue "Error" and "Analogous Art" for Obviousness Rejection (In Re Dinsmore Scientific Plastic Products, Inc. v. Biotage AB), Presented by Penny Caudle

October 22, 2014
Japan Law Reform in 2015, Presented by Mr. Tomohiro Nakamura of Konishi & Nakamura

October 15, 2014
Patent Eligible Subject Matter- Half Empty or Half Full, Presented by Robert Downs

May 28, 2014
Goodbye Dolly (In re Roslin Linstitute (Edinburgh)), Presented by Thomas Siepmann

May 14, 2014
In re Thomas G. Packard, Presented by Chad Rink

May 7, 2014
Claims to Methods of Improving Properties (Nassau v. Acushnet), Presented by Rick Gallagher

April 30, 2014
Federal Circuit Expands Double Patenting Doctrine (Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Natco Pharma Ltd.), Presented by Shawn Hamidinia

April 9, 2014
CAFC Decisions Regarding Means-Plus-Function Recitation and Function Recitation, Presented by Irene Lin

March 26, 2014
CAFC Vederi v. Google, Presented by Toyohiko Konno

March 12, 2014
Court Declines to Use Intrinsic Evidence to Narrow Construction & Find Indefiniteness Terms whose Ordinary Meanings are Clear (Ancora Technologies, Inc. v. Apple, Inc.), Presented by Jason Rhodes

March 12, 2014
New USPTO Guidelines on Patentability Based on the Decision in Association Mol. Path v. Myriad Genetics Inc., Presented by Thomas Siepmann

February 26, 2014
Butamax (TM) Advanced Biofuels LLC v. Gevo, Inc., Presented by Chad Rink

February 19, 2014
Design Patent meet Prosecution History Estoppel (Pacific Coast Marine Windshields Ltd. v. Malibu Boats), Presented by Chad Wells

February 12, 2014
Recent Board Decisions in Group 2100, Presented by Robert Downs

February 12, 2014
Inconsistent Statements on Claim Scope during Prosecution can Later Invalidate a Patent as being Indefinite (Teva Pharm. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.), Presented by Shawn Hamidinia

February 5, 2014
New Global Pilot is Harmonizing the Patent Prosecution Highway, Presented by Seth Kim

January 29, 2014
When does Functional Language in an Apparatus Claim become a Claim Limitation? (Nazomi Communications, Inc. v. Western Digital Corp. and Sling Media, Inc.), Presented by Penny Caudle

January 29, 2014
Two Recent Decisions Involving the Hatch-Waxman Act, Presented by Rick Gallagher

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