Wolf Greenfield Webinar: Recalibrating Design Patent Obviousness: Prosecution Evolution & PTAB Exposure

July 31, 2024

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Join Wolf Greenfield for an upcoming webinar. The Federal Circuit recently issued an en banc decision in LKQ Corp. et al. v. GM Global Technology Operations LLC, overturning the long-standing obviousness test for design patents. The court ruled that the obviousness test for design patents should be similar to the test for utility patents. This presents a potentially significant shift for design patent law. This webinar will discuss what in-house counsel needs to know about the change, including:

  • What has changed?
  • Preparing for the new prosecution landscape.
  • Examiner guidance/best practices.
  • Impact on existing portfolios.
  • Enhanced PTAB risk?

Featured Speakers:

  • Scott McKeown, Shareholder, Post-Grant Proceedings Practice
  • Jen Wang, Shareholder, Mechanical Technologies Practice

This webinar is being hosted at two different times to accommodate multiple time zones. Wolf Greenfield is an accredited CLE provider in New York. If you are seeking CLE credit, please download the Attorney Affirmation New York CLE Credit form to be completed and submitted to the CLE provider after the event. This course is appropriate for both newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys. 



July 31, 2024