Advanced Topics in Double Patenting for Patent Prosecutors and Litigators

Webinar presented by Foley Hoag LLP




December 3, 2014 12:00PM–1:00PM


For decades, the law of obviousness-type double patenting (OTDP) was relatively constant, helping protect the world from submarine patents. Then patent terms were changed to depend on the filing date instead of the issue date. Several decisions over the last few years have addressed how this change affects OTDP analysis, dramatically shifting the sea floor of OTDP law and expanding it in ways that few predicted. Will a tsunami of patent invalidations be next?

Join Foley Hoag partners David Halstead and DeAnn Smith as they present a webinar geared toward patent prosecutors and litigators alike.

The program will cover:

  • Recent Federal Circuit and Board decisions using OTDP law to invalidate patents
  • How these decisions have expanded the impact of OTDP
  • How this affects patent strategies, especially in the life science industry
  • How to adapt procedures and tactics to the new OTDP landscape
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