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This course, presented by Kenyon & Kenyon partner Antony Pfeffer and associate Michael Turner examine the fast-developing practice of Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) review before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) under the America Invents Act.
The presenters summarize various PTAB rulings that have been issued in the nearly two years since the first petitions were filed. They also discuss how these decisions impact various aspects of IPR and CBM practice, from the decision of whether to initiate a review through to appeal and possible implications on parallel or downstream district court litigations.
I. Explore the current state of IPR and CBM practice based on PTAB application of relevant statutes and regulations
II. Discuss strategic and tactical considerations in light of the current status of IPR and CBM practice
III. Grasp evolving issues in IPR and CBM practice, including issues regarding:
A. Antony Pfeffer has extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property litigation matters involving patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation, in state and federal courts as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). He is also experienced in conducting patent office proceedings including inter partes reviews (IPR), reexaminations, and interferences. Mr. Pfeffer’s clients have included Toyota, GE Healthcare, Barnes & Noble, Teva, and Imclone Systems, among others.
An engineer by training, Mr. Pfeffer is adept at applying his scientific knowledge to develop litigation strategies for clients in a range of industries. He has litigated cases involving diverse technologies including medical imaging, diagnostics (both clinical and consumer use), expression of recombinant proteins, small-molecule pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, automotive, electronic devices, and computer software.
In addition to helping clients resolve disputes, Mr. Pfeffer handles transactional and licensing work that helps to facilitate his clients’ strategic growth. This includes drafting, negotiating, and counseling clients on commercial collaborations, joint research arrangements, and a diverse range of other transactions. In addition, he participates in patent prosecution, review, opinion, and clearance work in various technology areas.
Michael Turner's practice focuses on patent prosecution and patent litigation. In prosecution, Mr. Turner has worked on behalf of some of the world's leading companies in diverse technologies, such as automotive systems, alternative energy solar cell systems, and systems and methods for structuring and operating financial markets and auctions.
Mr. Turner also has experience working on behalf of automotive manufacturers on electrical and mechanical automotive systems, as well as major electronics manufacturers on electronics and multimedia devices.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Turner worked as a laboratory research assistant in the Condensed Matter Physics Group at the University of Pittsburgh.
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A lot of good things to consider talked about
touches on some good issues; worthwhile
Instructors were knowledgeable
I appreciate that this area is in flux which is always hard to present on. But good to nail it down a bit more.
This course provides helpful information to think about when considering the filing of an IPR or CBM review.
Nicely done; very insightful on practical aspects.
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