Laura Smalley will co-present at the AIPLA Chemical Patent Practice Institute on, “Drafting and Prosecuting Patent Applications to Survive a Markman Hearing: Claim Construction Case Studies”, on May 15 from 8:45 – 10:15 AM. A full description of the program is below:

Patents prepared and prosecuted with a focus on future challenges can increase the likelihood of providing desired protection. For instance, the statements made in a patent application or during prosecution can influence the outcome of a Markman hearing. The panel will delve into recent cases where claim construction played a pivotal role in litigation outcomes. Drawing from these cases, the panel will provide practical insights and tips on how to optimize patent application and claim drafting to strengthen the chances of success in future litigation.

Moderator: Tony Prosser, Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies, Atlanta, GA
Speakers: Laura Smalley, Harris Beach, PLLC, Rochester, NY, Ali Anoff, The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH; Michelle O’Brien, The Marbury Law Group, Reston, VA