Partner, Caesar Rivise PC
It’s a dilemma – corporations are seeking more patent protection than ever before, yet corporate counsel are under constant pressure to keep costs as low as possible. How are these conflicting objectives addressed? One important aspect of cost-effective patent protection is with regard to After Final Strategy. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO’s) provides numerous options that may be chosen when a patent application receives a Final Rejection. In this webinar, we will be reviewing all of the choices that are available, explaining the strategies, and discussing the pros and cons of each option. An explanation of how the PTO’s internal productivity measurement system may affect outcome will also be provided. Different procedures that will be discussed include amendment, traversal, Request for Continued Examination, After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) 2.0, Post Prosecution Pilot (P3) and Appeal.
Larry Ashery is a partner with the intellectual property law firm Caesar Rivise located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has more than twenty five years of experience prosecuting patent applications. During his career he has procured more than 4000 patents, and a substantial amount of his practice has included close collaboration with companies in Asia where he has lectured frequently. Larry has a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and practices in a wide variety of technologies including the electrical, computer and mechanical arts. He is a frequent columnist for The Legal Intelligencer and Law 360.