Navigating Patent Prosecution in the U.S. and EPO


Patents are enforceable only within the borders of the jurisdictions that granted them. As such, obtaining patent protection in multiple countries is essential for companies wishing to protect their intellectual property assets on a global scale. But every jurisdiction has different patentability requirements and prosecution schemes, which can significantly complicate the coordination of a worldwide patent strategy.

On June 20, 2024, please join Principals Moritz Ammelburg and Peter Fasse for a discussion of patent prosecution issues at the European Patent Office (EPO) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), respectively. Our hosts will cover the following topics:

  • U.S. and EPO standards for enablement
  • U.S. and EPO approaches to artificial intelligence (AI) inventions and the question of whether AI can be an inventor
  • The USPTO's proposed new requirement for terminal disclaimers
  • The EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeals decision regarding entitlement to priority

We hope you will join us!

Fish & Richardson will apply for 1.0 hour of CLE credit.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

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