Learn how examiners approach 35 U.S.C. § 103 examining evidence

Would you like to learn more about examination practices and procedural guidance for 35 U.S.C. § 103 examining evidence? Register today for part three of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) virtual Instructor-Led Training (vILT) series on June 30. The course has limited capacity, and selection for attendance is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

This course is based on recent training delivered to patent examiners. You will see case law examples from the Federal Circuit that apply to rationales from the KSR v. Teleflex decision and will see how examiners are taught to consider evidence.

Participants will learn basic information regarding:

  • Case law examples that apply to KSR v. Teleflex
  • Preponderance of evidence standard
  • Examples on how examiners consider evidence

Register now

The USPTO has been approved for two hour of continued legal education (CLE) credit in Virginia for this course. Learn more about the program and upcoming sessions. Part three of this course is being offered three times: June 28 at 9 a.m. ET, June 29 at 1 p.m. ET, and June 30 at 3 p.m. ET. For a complete list of upcoming sessions, please see the table below. You can register for any of the events, there is no prerequisite.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request via phone 571-272-8292 or email oeeod@uspto.gov.

For questions or feedback, please contact vILT@uspto.gov.

Course title

Date and Time 



CLE Credit Available?

Part 3: 35 U.S.C. § 103 examining evidence

June 28, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET

2 hours

May 28, 2022


June 28, 2022

Approved: 2 - hours Virginia

June 29, 2022 at 1 p.m. ET

June 30, 2022 at 3 p.m. ET

This event is part of a series: Continuing legal education (CLE)