Post Grant Procedures at the U.S. PTO – Practice and Policy

San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association

11/19/2015 06:00 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.

Patent Counseling + Prosecution, Patent Reexaminations, and Inter Partes Review + Post Grant Practice

San Diego Marriott Del Mar
11966 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA

James J. Mullen III and Kate H. Murashige

Speaking Engagement

The program is a panel moderated by Kate Murashige of Morrison & Foerster and includes presentations from three different perspectives.

Nick Godici, who was Commissioner at the U.S. PTO for 5 years, provides an insider’s view of the U.S. PTO perspective on the various forms of post grant practice.

Nancy J. Linck, the former Solicitor of the U.S. PTO and a former Administrative Patent Judge, is currently a partner at Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck and serves as an expert witness in many district court cases and represents petitioners and patent owners in post grant proceedings. She will provide a view from the trenches based on her experience in these proceedings with a number of war stories.

James J. Mullen III, Partner at Morrison & Foerster and consultant for biotechnology firms regarding strategic decisions, will discuss how to fit a decision-making process regarding post grant proceedings into an overall patent strategy.


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