December 14, 2022 Webinar CLE: Back to Kindergarten – Prepositions in Patent Claims

Topic: Back to Kindergarten – Prepositions in Patent Claims

Summary: Prepositions appear in nearly all claim language, and yet prepositions are easily overlooked by practitioners and examiners. Interpretation of a simple preposition can be the decisive question for patentability, validity, or infringement. Please join Dan Evans for a discussion of prepositions in claim language followed by a discussion where participants can share strategies and practice tips.

Speaker: Daniel Evans is an intellectual property attorney at McCoy Russell LLP. His work focuses on patent prosecution and portfolio management. Mr. Evans also serves as the treasurer for the Intellectual Property Section for the Oregon State Bar. Prior to his legal work, Mr. Evans served in the United States Army, earned a Master’s degree in Material Science Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

MCLE Credit: Applying for 1 general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date: December 14, 2022

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: ******ZOOM Meeting******

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CLE Schedule and Material: Patent Preposition CLE 12-14-22

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The organizer for this CLE is: Daniel Evans.

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