SOaR webinar: Federal Circuit decision case studies impacting design application examination

Are you interested in learning about the impact of recent Federal Circuit decisions on design application examination? If so, join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Wednesday, April 17, from 3-4:30 p.m. ET for a free virtual webinar on these impacts. This session will focus on three recent Federal Circuit decisions: In re Maatita, Curver Luxembourg v. Home Expressions, and In re SurgiSil.

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The program is part of the USPTO's Stakeholder Offerings and Resources (SOaR) program, a series of courses led by patent experts. We'll cover how you can:

  • Determine whether a design meets the enablement and definiteness requirements for a design claim under 35 U.S.C. 112 when only a single view of the design is provided as illustrated by In re Maatita.
  • Determine considerations relating to the title of the design application on the claim scope as illustrated by Curver Luxembourg v. Home Expressions.
  • Determine how a design claim is limited to the article of manufacture recited in the claim language and depicted in the figure(s) as illustrated by In re SurgiSil.

This training event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Once registered, check your email for instructions to join the webinar. Captioning service will be provided. 

The USPTO has been approved for one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit in Virginia for this course. 

For more information, email Captioning service will be provided.

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