Kerry S. Taylor. Ph.D., Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP to Speak at Post-Grant Review: Challenging the Validity of Patents

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Kerry S. Taylor. Ph.D., Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP will speak at the Knowledge Groupís 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 Kerry S. Taylor. Ph.D.
    Kerry S. Taylor, Ph.D. is a Partner in the Knobbe Martens San Diego office, practicing intellectual property law since 1998 in areas including Inter Partes Reviews, patent litigation, patent prosecution, strategic planning and counseling relating to infringement and licensing issues, and IP due diligence studies. Kerry is very active in the firmís post-grant practice and serves as the chief editor of the firmís PTAB blog ( He received his doctorate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Chicago and was awarded the Lucille P. Markey award for his work in the field of structural biology, using primarily x-ray crystallographic techniques to study protein engineering and design. After receiving his doctorate degree, Kerry received his J.D. degree from the University of California Ė Berkeley School of Law.

    About Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
    Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens has over 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence.

    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 SCís 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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