This CLE webinar will provide guidance on Section 112 issues that arise during an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding. The panel will address the PTAB's response to assertions that claims do not comply with 112 and will discuss related claim construction issues. The panel will offer best practices for handling 112 issues in IPRs.
The panel will review these and other key issues:
How has the PTAB responded to assertions made by IPR petitioners that claims do not comply with Section 112?
What must patent owners show to establish priority to an earlier application or antedate an asserted reference?
What must IPR petitioners show to meet the claim construction requirements for means-plus-function claims under Section 112(f)/sixth paragraph?
How does the PTAB weigh prior determinations concerning priority made during prosecution or a patent challenged in an IPR?