Patent Developments (from Annual Virginia Intellectual Property Legal Institute 2020) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $79 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2021


A pre-recorded streaming AUDIO replay of one session from the October 2020 seminar, 21st Annual Virginia Intellectual Property Legal Institute.

In this session, Scott Kelly offers insights into the latest patent developments.

Topics covered include:

  • What’s patentable subject matter in 2020? The USPTO and the Federal Circuit still disagree, SCOTUS remains silent
  • Not Throwin’ Away Your Shot: Collateral estoppel on both sides of the v. in patent cases
  • Prior publications as invalidating prior art—how available must it be?
  • Recovering attorney fees, whatever the source (or party)
  • Arthrex: The great undoing (and redoing) of Inter Partes review and Ex Parte re-exam decisions
  • Substance and procedure at the patent trial and appeal board: What can you appeal to Federal Court?
  • Will IPRs fall out of favor for defendants? Patentee-friendly shifts at the PTAB
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John B. Farmer, Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC / Richmond


Scott M. Kelly, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. / Washington, DC

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