John Reich Speaking in Patent Prosecution Webinar

May 13, 2016

Merchant & Gould Partner John C. Reich is one of three speakers in a two-hour live webcast entitled “Patent Prosecution: How to Develop Cost Effective & Winning Prosecution Strategies” schedule for May 13, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST.  His segment will focus on preparing both U.S. and non-U.S. applications.

Patent Prosecution: How to Develop Cost Effective & Winning Prosecution Strategies


As intellectual property gets vitally necessary to businesses, securing patent rights is becoming one of the top priorities of innovative companies. Patent prosecution gears up companies in protecting their innovations and revenue streams. However, with the constantly shifting legal landscape, prosecution can be costly and distressing. Thus, developing cost-effective prosecution strategies is imperative for companies to minimize risks and survive future proceedings or litigations.

In this two-hour LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of Patent Prosecution and will help them understand this significant topic. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing cost-effective prosecution strategies while ensuring compliance with patent laws.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • Recent Regulatory Issues and Developments in Patent Prosecution

  • America Invents Act (AIA)

  • Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

  • Patent Application and Examination

  • Common Mistakes/Rejections

  • Prosecution Costs and Risks

  • Best Practices in Developing Cost-Effective Prosecution Strategies


John M. Augustyn, Shareholder
Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

  • Pre-filing (gathering invention disclosures, searching, decision making).

John C. Reich, Partner
Merchant & Gould P.C.

  • Application preparation (US and non-US).

Paul Gurzo, Partner
Harrity & Harrity, LLP

  • Prosecution (US and non-US).

This webcast is offered by The Knowledge Group.

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