Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Claim Drafting

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

About

At this hands-on course you’ll add enhanced value to your practice by penetrating the complexities of pharmaceutical and biotech patent claim drafting. Our faculty of experts will share the practical strategies, solutions, and tactics for successfully tackling the issues. Learn how to master the new challenges of patent claim drafting in this exclusive course.

Patent claim drafting is a constantly evolving art that serves as the required checkpoint on the road to a valuable patent registration. But the road is full of obstacles, challenges, and demands. New court decisions, the balance between attorney-client privilege and the need to disclose information, and the intricacies of prior art searching combine with other issues to create critical considerations for pharmaceutical and biotech patent attorneys.

To successfully surpass these considerations, you must have a thorough understanding of the diverse approaches that the experts use in counseling their clients.

ACI’s Intensive Course in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Claim Drafting will bring you an exceptional faculty with deep expertise in this complex area of patent law. This course is the ONE place where you will find patent attorneys with the passion, reputation, and resource of knowledge required to give you crucial insights on:

  • Establishing the breadth and scope of the patent claims
  • Setting the boundaries of responsibility clearly during the patent claim drafting process
  • Analyzing court decisions to determine the new responsibilities in patent claim drafting
  • Ensuring the patent claims will withstand the rigors of potential litigation
  • Deciding when to adjust the scope of the patent claim
  • Defining the standard of inequitable conduct

Contents & Contributors

About

At this hands-on course you’ll add enhanced value to your practice by penetrating the complexities of pharmaceutical and biotech patent claim drafting. Our faculty of experts will share the practical strategies, solutions, and tactics for successfully tackling the issues. Learn how to master the new challenges of patent claim drafting in this exclusive course.

Patent claim drafting is a constantly evolving art that serves as the required checkpoint on the road to a valuable patent registration. But the road is full of obstacles, challenges, and demands. New court decisions, the balance between attorney-client privilege and the need to disclose information, and the intricacies of prior art searching combine with other issues to create critical considerations for pharmaceutical and biotech patent attorneys.

To successfully surpass these considerations, you must have a thorough understanding of the diverse approaches that the experts use in counseling their clients.

ACI’s Intensive Course in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Claim Drafting will bring you an exceptional faculty with deep expertise in this complex area of patent law. This course is the ONE place where you will find patent attorneys with the passion, reputation, and resource of knowledge required to give you crucial insights on:

  • Establishing the breadth and scope of the patent claims
  • Setting the boundaries of responsibility clearly during the patent claim drafting process
  • Analyzing court decisions to determine the new responsibilities in patent claim drafting
  • Ensuring the patent claims will withstand the rigors of potential litigation
  • Deciding when to adjust the scope of the patent claim
  • Defining the standard of inequitable conduct

Contents & Contributors

Clarifying, Managing, & Protecting the Data Before you Begin Drafting the Claims
Allen R. Baum, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Michelle L. Lewis, ZymoGenetics, Inc.
Mercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D., Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Obviousness – Type: Double Patenting 
Joseph Rossi, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

Case Law Affecting Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Claim Drafting: Written Description Requirement
Donald L. Zuhn, Jr., Ph.D., McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

A Clean Wrapper 
                                                                                                        
Allen R. Baum, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

Obviousness at uspto in the post-ksr world                                             
Len Smith, Novo Nordisk Inc.

Maximizing Product Life: Techniques to help your Claim Drafting
Michelle L. Lewis, ZymoGenetics, Inc.

Discussion points – Ip portifolio management to maximize life cycle
Len Smith, Novo Nordisk Inc.

Method of treatment claims: scope and support
Michelle L. Lewis, ZymoGenetics, Inc.

Aantibody claim drafting and prosecution issues
Mercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D., Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

From transgenic animals & plants to cloning to stem cells – claiming Issues

Mercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D., Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

New genes v. genome project genes 
Mercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D., Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Emerging bio / pharma-related technologies: challenges and strategies
Len Smith, Novo Nordisk Inc.

Avoiding Inequitable Conduct Charges 
Joseph Rossi, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP
Mercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D., Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Inherent Anticipation: claim drafting tools and techniques
Michelle L. Lewis, ZymoGenetics, Inc.

Claim drafting in view of the enablements standard
Joseph Rossi, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

Special Topics of Claim Drafting: Written Description
Donald L. Zuhn, Jr., Ph.D., McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLPadditional materials



DOCUMENT TYPES: PPT PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE: 11

7:45
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45
Chair's Opening Remarks
Dr. Mercedes Meyer
Partner
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
9:00
Clarifying‚ Managing‚ and Protecting the Data Before you Begin Drafting the Claims
Allen Baum
Partner
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
1 file
Clarifying, Managing, & Protecting the Data Before You Begin Drafting the Claims
239 KB 24 pages Presentation
PPT - Clarifying, Managing, & Protecting the Data Before You Begin Drafting the Claims
Ms. Michelle Lewis
Vice President of Intellectual Property
Molecular Templates
1 file
Clarifying, Managing, & Protecting the Data Before You Begin Drafting the Claims
239 KB 24 pages Presentation
PPT - Clarifying, Managing, & Protecting the Data Before You Begin Drafting the Claims
Dr. Mercedes Meyer
Partner
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
1 file
Clarifying, Managing, & Protecting the Data Before You Begin Drafting the Claims
239 KB 24 pages Presentation
PPT - Clarifying, Managing, & Protecting the Data Before You Begin Drafting the Claims
10:20
Coffee Break
10:30
Navigating the Constant State of Flux of Case Law Affecting Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Claim Drafting
Joseph Rossi
Partner
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP
1 file
Claim Drafting in View of the Enablement Standard
158 KB 41 pages Presentation
PPT - Claim Drafting in View of the Enablement Standard
Konstantina M. Katcheves
Partner
Saul Ewing LLP
Dr. Donald Zuhn, Jr., Ph.D.
Partner
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
1 file
Special Topics of Claim Drafting: Written Description
1.1 MB 55 pages Presentation
PPT - Special Topics of Claim Drafting: Written Description
12:00
Networking Luncheon
13:15
Establishing the Breadth‚ Scope‚ and Strength of the Claims: from Patentable Subject Matter to Obviousness
Allen Baum
Partner
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
1 file
A Clean Wrapper
163.5 KB 14 pages Presentation
PPT - A Clean Wrapper
-Mr. Len S. Smith
Principal Intellectual Property Counsel
Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation
1 file
Obviousness at USPTO in the post-KSR World
731.5 KB 33 pages Presentation
PPT - Obviousness at USPTO in the post-KSR World
Konstantina M. Katcheves
Partner
Saul Ewing LLP
14:45
Refreshment Break
15:00
Using Claim Drafting to Manage‚ Monitor‚ and Maximize Product Life
Ms. Michelle Lewis
Vice President of Intellectual Property
Molecular Templates
1 file
Maximizing Product Life: Techniques to Help your Claim Drafting
1.6 MB 19 pages Presentation
PPT - Maximizing Product Life: Techniques to Help your Claim Drafting
-Mr. Len S. Smith
Principal Intellectual Property Counsel
Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation
1 file
Emerging Bio/pharma-related technologies: Challenges and Strategies
126 KB 13 pages Presentation
PPT - Emerging Bio/pharma-related technologies:Challenges and Strategies
Allen Baum
Partner
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
16:30
Course Adjourns
8:00
Continental Breakfast
9:00
Identifying the Challenges and Consequent Strategies in Emerging Technologies
Ms. Michelle Lewis
Vice President of Intellectual Property
Molecular Templates
1 file
Method of Treatment Claims: Scope and Support
1.9 MB 11 pages Presentation
PPT - Method of Treatment Claims: Scope and Support
-Mr. Len S. Smith
Principal Intellectual Property Counsel
Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation
1 file
Emerging Bio/pharma-related technologies: Challenges and Strategies
126 KB 13 pages Presentation
PPT - Emerging Bio/pharma-related technologies:Challenges and Strategies
Dr. Mercedes Meyer
Partner
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Konstantina M. Katcheves
Partner
Saul Ewing LLP
Dr. Donald Zuhn, Jr., Ph.D.
Partner
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
1 file
Case Law Affecting Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Claim Drafting: Written Description Requirement
1.1 MB 29 pages Presentation
PPT - Case Law Affecting Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Claim Drafting:  Written Description Requirement
11:00
Coffee Break
11:20
Avoiding Inequitable Conduct Charges
Dr. Mercedes Meyer
Partner
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
1 file
Avoiding Inequitable Conduct Charges
0 bytes 51 pages Presentation
 - Avoiding Inequitable Conduct Charges
Joseph Rossi
Partner
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP
1 file
Avoiding Inequitable Conduct Charges
0 bytes 51 pages Presentation
 - Avoiding Inequitable Conduct Charges
12:40
Networking Luncheon
14:00
Special Topics of Claim Drafting: Incorporating Enablement‚ Written Description‚ and Inherency
Ms. Michelle Lewis
Vice President of Intellectual Property
Molecular Templates
1 file
Inherent Anticipation: Claim Drafting Tools and Techniques
485.5 KB 14 pages Presentation
PPT - Inherent Anticipation: Claim Drafting Tools and Techniques
Joseph Rossi
Partner
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP
1 file
Claim Drafting in View of the Enablement Standard
158 KB 41 pages Presentation
PPT - Claim Drafting in View of the Enablement Standard
Dr. Donald Zuhn, Jr., Ph.D.
Partner
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
1 file
Special Topics of Claim Drafting: Written Description
1.1 MB 55 pages Presentation
PPT - Special Topics of Claim Drafting: Written Description
15:30
Course Adjourns