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IPW Webinar – Myths of Litigated Patents

October 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

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Conventional wisdom argues that litigation is a tax on innovation, and the PTO plays a role due to high grant rates. Accordingly, it is important to know:

1.  Which patent examiners are issuing litigated patents
2.  Are examiners who are “rubber-stamping” patents issuing litigated patents at a disproportionately higher rate
3.  Are examiners with less experience issuing more litigated patents?

In sum, do patent examiners who issue litigated patents have common characteristics? Intuition would argue that those examiners who issue the most patents (approximately one patent every three business days) would exhibit a higher litigation rate. Surprisingly, two studies by Professor Sean Tu suggest that this is wrong.

Join Gene Quinn, President, Founder & CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc. and three-time Global Top 50 Most Influential People in IP, along with Dr. Sean Tu, Professor at WVU College of Law, and Megan McLoughlin, Product Director for LexisNexis® IP, for a free webinar discussion.

During this webinar we will discuss:

  • Which types of examiners tend to issue patents that later undergo litigation
  • The issues at stake during prosecution for different types of examiners
  • How this knowledge can impact your prosecution practice



October 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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