Patents are jurisdiction dependent, and beneficial strategies under one country's laws and rules may be met with resistance in another jurisdiction. In this webinar we will review patent prosecution strategies every practitioner should consider, especially for patent applications to be filed in the US. We will also examine the impact of new EPO guidance on applications implementing these strategies and offer practical tips for complying with the EPO's more strict approach for certain cases.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Omnibus application strategies aimed at deferring costs and maintaining access to valuable disclosures describing a company's core technologies
  • Techniques for drafting disclosures that preserve claim interpretation flexibility in the US, but avoid EPO objections arising from usage of terms such as "may" and "optionally"

This is the first of the five-part Finnegan European Prosecution Webinar series.

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Luigi Distefano

Nicholas Fox

Darren Jiron


Thursday, 14 October


15:00-16:00 BST
16:00-17:00 CEST
10:00-11:00 a.m. EDT