So What's Obvious Now? The Supreme Court's Decision in KSR International v. Teleflex, Inc.(NOVA/DC Presentation)


Corporate, Intellectual Property Litigation, Interferences, IP Due Diligence, Technology Transactions, Life Sciences, Litigation, and Patent Litigation

McLean, VA


The Supreme Court issued its groundbreaking decision in KSR International v. Teleflex, Inc. on April 30, 2007. The decision could affect any company that holds patents or licenses patents for commercial use. As a global leader in intellectual property law, Morrison & Foerster is pleased to offer clients and friends a seminar on the decision’s consequences for the legal and business community. Our leading patent prosecutors and IP litigators will share their views on the decision’s practical ramifications for patent law.  They will discuss:

  • What the future holds for the Federal Circuit’s longstanding “Teaching-Suggestion-Motivation” test for obviousness
  • What this decision means for those seeking patents
  • Implications for portfolio valuation and reevaluation
  • Why your competitors will increase their use of reexaminations to challenge a patent’s validity
  • How the odds have generally improved for defendants in patent infringement suits

Guest Speaker
Hans Sauer, Ph.D., J.D.; Associate General Counsel, Biotechnology Industry Organization

*Co hosted by:  Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association

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