Exploring the Controversy over The Use of Printed Publications in Patent Prosecution at the PTAB

May 16, 2019 1:45pm

Dr. Leslie Fischer
Principal Patent Attorney
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (East Hanover, NJ)


Filko Prugo
Ropes & Gray (New York, NY)

  • What is considered a printed publication at the PTAB?
  • Exploring the differential treatment of printed publications in PTAB proceedings litigation and prosecution?
  • Printed publications during prosecution: How applicants can leverage PTAB decisions regarding printed publications — the Office cannot have it both ways
    • Should USPTO patent examiners be required to certify printed publications in the same manner as petitioners at the PTAB?