"Challenging Patentability at the PTO," Presenter, King County Bar Association, Intellectual Property March Section Meeting, March 2017.

Presentation Summary

  • Means by which to challenge patentability at the USPTO, focusing on challenging issued claims through post grant proceedings (Inter Partes Review, Covered Business Method patent review, and Post Grant Review).
  • Pros and cons of challenging patentability through Third Party Submissions during prosecution of a patent application.
  • Procedural basics, special strategic issues, and practical considerations, from the point of view of an entity seeking to assure its freedom to operate by challenging potentially problematic patent claims.

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