Scott McKeown will speak on a panel titled “Printed Publication as Prior Art: PTAB Guidance, Practical Considerations for Patent Holders and Patent Challengers” during a live CLE webinar.
The CLE course will provide an in-depth discussion for counsel on the history and current state of the law when a non-patent prior art reference qualifies as a “printed publication” for purposes of an invalidity challenge. The panel will discuss recent Federal Circuit, district court, and PTAB decisions and the emerging guidance for assessing whether a reference is sufficiently “publicly accessible” to be considered a “printed publication” under 35 U.S.C. Section 102. The panel will also review strategic approaches for demonstrating or disputing that a reference qualifies as printed publication prior art.