Addressing the Impact of a Uniform Claims Construction Standard: Panacea or Peril?

April 29, 2019 9:15am

Michael P. Kahn
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (New York, NY)

Steven M. Coyle
Cantor Colburn LLP (Hartford, CT)

Aaron Lukas
Cozen O’Connor (Washington, DC)

  • Analyzing how the PTAB’s adoption of the Phillips standard is impacting Hatch-Waxman practice
  • Investigating the effect that a narrower claim construction standard will have on patentability rulings in both forums as well as the Federal Circuit
  • Developing new strategies for parallel proceedings in the District Courts and PTAB in view of a single standard
    • Weighing the future of parallel proceedings in view of a single standard adoption
  • Understanding the impact that the uniform standard will have on efficiency and cost of litigation