Frank A. DeLucia, Jr., Partner, Merchant & Gould P.C. to Speak at TKG’s Event

Top Quote TKG, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Frank A. DeLucia, Jr., Partner, Merchant & Gould P.C. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “PTAB Proceedings in a Post-Aqua Landscape: What Patent Owners Need to Know LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM ET. End Quote
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    About Frank A. DeLucia, Jr.
    Frank’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, contested proceedings before the USPTO, strategic international management of patent portfolios, invalidity and non-infringement opinions, and client counseling. In addition to his patent practice, Frank has experience in prosecuting trademarks. Highly skilled in patent prosecution, Frank has successfully prosecuted thousands of patent applications. He also has extensive experience in specialized prosecution such as reissues, reexaminations, and accelerated examinations. Frank has successfully conducted interference proceedings before the USPTO, as well as numerous inter partes review proceedings where the USPTO adopted every proposed ground of rejection he proposed. Frank is a regular CLE instructor for the Practicing Law Institute (PLI). He also serves as board member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA), which is a recognized leader in intellectual property education, professional development, networking, and in influencing the field of intellectual property law in general.

    About Merchant & Gould P.C.
    Merchant & Gould is one of the nation’s leading intellectual property law firms and has been assisting companies of all sizes—from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies—strategically manage, protect and leverage their IP portfolios for over 115 years. Approximately half of our practice involves intellectual property litigation and trial practice. The other half involves procurement, licensing, maintaining, and counseling relative to intellectual property assets. With offices in Atlanta, Denver, Knoxville, Madison, Minneapolis, New York, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., and with associated international counsel, we are positioned to partner with clients across the U.S. and internationally.

    Event Synopsis:
    The November 2017 memorandum issued by the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) entitled "Guidance on Motions to Amend in view of Aqua Products" has marked a significant impact on the patentability of amended claims in IPR proceedings. In the Federal Circuit’s Aqua Products v. Matal decision, the burden of persuasion on patent owners when proving the patentability of substitute claims, has been lifted. The guidance aims to provide clarity and certainty on how the Board will handle motions when amending future substitute claims.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a team of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present key trends, issues and developments surrounding PTAB Proceedings in a Post-Aqua landscape. Speakers will underscore the significant impact of the Aqua decision on post-grant proceedings. The panel will offer practical tips and strategies to avoid potential threats and pitfalls.

    Key topics include:
    - IPR Proceedings Post-Aqua
    - Federal Circuit Memorandum
    - Rights from Substitute Claims
    - Prosecution Options
    - Benefits, Opportunities and Pitfalls
    - Recent Court Decisions

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Congress 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 to an event, please visit:

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