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August 20, 2008

Dealing with KSR Chat

K&L Gates is hosting a webinar on "Strategies for Dealing with Obviousness Rejections by the PTO in the Aftermath of KSR." If you haven't gotten enough tips on playing cards with Obzilla from the Patent Prospector, sign up.

K&L Gates Webinar Program Overview
* Introduction
   o Review of KSR decision
   o The Impact
* The Use of Declarations
   o Risks/Rewards
   o Inequitable conduct issues
   o Addressing the Third Graham factor
* Round Table Discussion of Strategies
   o Different arguments based on technical discipline
   o Examiner Interviews
   o Appeals and Pre-Appeal Conferences
   o Declaration Practice
   o Reexamination

Panelists -
Tara Clancy, Partner, K&L Gates, Boston
Mark Knedeisen, Partner, K&L Gates, Pittsburgh
Mark Leslie, Partner, K&L Gates, Pittsburgh
Patrick Viccaro, Assistant General Counsel - IP& Technology, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated
Robert Yeager, Of Counsel, K&L Gates, Pittsburgh

Posted by Patent Hawk at August 20, 2008 10:43 AM | Prior Art


Patent Hawk,

Did you see the following announcement at the K&L Gates web site? I can't even imagine being in firm with over 1700 attorneys.

"The combination of law firms K&L Gates LLP and Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, LLP became effective today, creating a firm of more than 1,700 lawyers in 28 offices located throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Approved by partners of both firms on June 23 (click here to read the June 23 news release), the combination gives K&L Gates the largest Carolinas presence of any global law firm.

The combined firm, which employs the K&L Gates name, consists of offices in Anchorage, Austin, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Fort Worth, Harrisburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Spokane/Coeur d’Alene, Taipei and Washington, D.C."

Posted by: EG at August 21, 2008 7:12 AM