Erin M. Dunston, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC to Speak at Post-Grant Review: Challenging the Validity of Patents LIVE Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Erin M. Dunston, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: Post-Grant Review: Challenging the Validity of Patents LIVE Webcast. End Quote
  • Jersey City, NJ (1888PressRelease) October 28, 2017 - This event is scheduled Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET).

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    About Erin M. Dunston
    Erin M. Dunston is the Biotechnology practice group leader of Buchan Ingersoll & Rooney’s Intellectual Property section and a member of the firm's Associates Committee. She focuses on disputes before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, district court litigation, opinions, and prosecution — primarily in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Her district court litigation practice includes classic infringement and declaratory judgment cases, as well as Paragraph IV cases.

    About Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
    Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC brings true partnership to their clients. With more than 500 attorneys and government relations professionals in 18 offices in the United States, Buchanan has formalized a model for consistently delivering the service attributes their clients most value. A nationally recognized firm, they provide a wide range of services in the areas of health care, financial services and banking, litigation, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, corporate and business law, tax, energy, and government relations.

    Event Synopsis:
    For the past years, several provisions from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) were made to review the validity of granted patents. Due to the changing U.S. patent system, the American Invents Act (AIA) established post-grant reviews to validate patents in a much wider range of invalidity grounds and applications.

    However, with the growing number of significant changes brought by the AIA to the U.S. patent system, more issues qualify for PGR and preemptive challenges arise that generally affect the patent landscape. While the validity of patents is still in question, some claims were found out to be invalid and many of these petitions are still pending, raising a heightened concern among the patent owners and companies. With only few among PGR petitions granted, PGR primarily aims to challenge unpatentable claims, review the patentability of such claims on trial proceedings and produce more grounds to challenging the validity of patents.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders brought together by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand the fundamental aspects of Post-Grant Reviews. They will also provide an in-depth discussion of the challenges in verifying the validity of patents and the best strategies to avoid potential legal risks and threats.

    Key topics include:
    -An Overview of Post-Grant Review
    -PGR Proceedings: Key Issues and Considerations
    -Timing and Procedural Considerations for Petitioners and Patent owners in view of SC’s upcoming decision in Oil States
    -Statutory Grounds Against Patents Claims
    -Sovereign Immunity moot all AIA Trials
    -Aqua Products and Motions to Amend
    -Patent's Validity: Challenging Grounds and Range of Validities
    -Patent Eligibility Claims and Judicial Exceptions
    -Practice Tips on PGR Petitions
    -Trends, Developments and What Lies Ahead

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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