Jennifer Ledwell, Ph.D., Managing Associate, Marks & Clerk to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group has announced today that Jennifer Ledwell, Ph.D., Managing Associate, Marks & Clerk’s Ottawa, Canada office will speak at its webcast entitled: “Obviousness-Type Double Patenting (ODP): Demystifying Recent Trends and Significant Court Rulings”. This event is scheduled on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Jennifer Ledwell, Ph.D.
    Jennifer’s patent practice is primarily in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and chemistry. She has been a registered Canadian Patent Agent since 2003 and has over 19 years of experience working with patents.

    Prior to becoming a patent agent, Jennifer obtained a Ph.D. from Stanford University in the life sciences field and spent two years as a post-doctoral research fellow at Yale University. She has research experience in a variety of scientific areas, including synthetic organic chemistry, electrophysiology, and molecular biology. She has worked on everything from small molecules and mutant proteins to transgenic animals.

    About Marks & Clerk
    Marks & Clerk is recognized as one of the world’s leading firm in intellectual property (IP) law. Through a global network of over 650 people worldwide including a qualified team of experienced patent and trademark associates, they are capable of offering a full spectrum of technical expertise on all aspects of intellectual property matters – patents, trademarks, designs and copyright. This includes obtaining protection worldwide, portfolio management, strategic advice, commercial advice, licensing, enforcement, clearance and searches, validity and infringement opinions, due diligence and litigation.

    With their network of offices in Canada, United Kingdom (across eight locations) Europe and Asia, and long-established relationships with other leading IP firms around the world, they are able to provide consistent high quality, seamless and cost-effective service to their clients both domestically and globally.

    Event Synopsis:
    In the U.S. and Canada, courts have designed the doctrine of obviousness-type double patenting (ODP) to prevent inventors from gaining an unjust extension of their patent rights by obtaining patent on the obvious variants of an invention. By rejecting and invalidating ODP, courts prevent the manipulation of issue dates and patent rights by patentees. For years, the scope and applicability of this judicially created doctrine have been continuously shaped by emerging court rulings. In the U.S., two of the sweeping decisions recently issued were Novartis AG v. Ezra Ventures LLC and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Breckenridge Pharmaceutical Inc. In Canada, double patenting practice continues to diverge from U.S. practice, and the differences can have a significant impact on patent strategy.

    Patent practitioners should be in the know of the recent court rulings and significant issues surrounding ODP rejections to better handle potential patent risk issues for their clients.

    In this LIVE Webcast, patent experts Jennifer Ledwell (Marks & Clerk Canada) and Andrew Radsch (Ropes & Gray LLP) will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the ever-changing ODP landscape. They will examine the implications of the recent court decisions and other ODP updates and will offer insights on how to best protect their client’s patent rights.

    Key topics include:
    • Implications of ODP Law
    • Double Patenting – Recent Developments
    • Traps and Pitfalls
    • Patent Drafting and Prosecution – Best Practices
    • Effective Litigation Strategies

    About The Knowledge Group
    The Knowledge Group is a leading provider of Continuing Legal Education, CLE, for lawyers, Continuing Professional Education, CPE, for accountants and a variety of other types of continuing education for other professions. Our mission is to deliver quality continuing education programs utilizing industry trends and the latest technology to communicate regulatory shifts and contributions made to different fields. Our insightful and engaging webcasts are brought to you by leading influencers to offer a multitude of perspectives and outlooks.

    In bringing together thought leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts from around the world, The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education. The experts we engage with analyze the latest trends, insights, and developments in their industries to bring forth content you can’t get anywhere else.

    We can be reached via our website, over the phone at (646) 844-0200 or email us at info ( @ ) theknowledgegroup dot org. We look forward to having you learn with The Knowledge Group.

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