Prior Art & Obviousness 2010:
Current Trends in Sections 102 & 103

09/15/2010 01:30 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.

Patent Counseling + Prosecution

Practising Law Institute
685 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Otis Littlefield

Otis Littlefield

102(f) & (g): Joint Ventures and Co-Development

Topics will include:

  • Derivation
  • “Authorship” vs. “inventorship”
  • Conception and communication to “another”
  • Ex-parte 102(g); abandon, suppress, conceal
  • Actual vs. constructive reduction to practice (where (e) trumps (g))
  • Diligence
  • 102(f) and (g) under 103(c)

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