Speaking Engagement

Obviousness, Obviousness-Type Double Patenting (“OTDP”), and Inherent Obviousness: Practice Notes for Patent Applications

ACI’s 20th Advanced Summit on Life Sciences Patents

Harvard Club of New York
5 W 44th St
New York, NY

Blank Rome partner Jay P. Lessler will serve as a panelist at American Conference Institute’s (“ACI”) 20th Advanced Summit on Life Sciences Patents, being held June 2 and 3, 2022, at the Harvard Club of New York City. 

The conference will provide practical insights on how to implement bullet-proof patent prosecution tactics, maximize patent life cycles and develop strategies to enhance protections for your patent portfolio. Some key features of this year’s event:

  • An international think tank, featuring thought leaders from the most profitable IP markets around the world, sharing the advantages and disadvantages of their respective jurisdictions
  • Identifying best practices for drafting licenses, assignments, and other strategic agreements
  • A comprehensive review of the most significant cases and policy changes affecting fundamental concepts like subject matter eligibility and written description and enablement
  • Redefining a global patent prosecution strategy and leveraging life sciences assets for 2023

Jay’s session, “Obviousness, Obviousness-Type Double Patenting (“OTDP”), and Inherent Obviousness: Practice Notes for Patent Applications,” will take place on Thursday, June 2, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and will present filing strategies and tactics to implement to maximize the strength of a portfolio. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Analyzing recent U.S. case law on obviousness, inherent obviousness, and OTPD in the life sciences
  • Understanding how the doctrine of inherency is used in the obviousness context
  • Exploring the burden of proof required to establish inherent obviousness in ex parte prosecution, inter partes reviews, and litigation, and how applicants and patentees have successfully responded
  • Comparing international standards and strategies for addressing inventive step, including a survey of inventive step case law in various jurisdictions
  • Developing strategies for avoiding and overcoming OTDP, inherent obviousness, and inherent anticipation rejections

For more information or to register, please visit the event webpage.