Webinar: Navigating Section 112 Issues in IPR Proceedings – Using Section 112 as a Sword or Shield
Speakers: Counsel Jonathan Bowser & Counsel Roger Lee
On April 27, 2017, Jonathan Bowser and Roger Lee conducted the webinar “Navigating Section 112 Issues In IPR Proceedings—Using Section 112 as a Sword or Shield”, hosted by Strafford. The webinar focused on Section 112 issues that often arise during the course of inter partes review (IPR) proceedings.
Bowser and Lee addressed responses by PTAB panels to assertions by IPR petitioners that claims do not comply with Section 112, and factors to consider when deciding whether to challenge claims in an IPR that might be invalid under Section 112. They also discussed related claim constructions issues, including meeting the claim construction requirements for means-plus-function claims in IPR petitions, and requirements for establishing priority of invention from earlier applications or patents. They offered best practices for handling Section 112 issues in IPRs.