Claim Construction and Doctrine of Equivalents – A review for the Patent Office

Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Meeting

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
9:10 AM-10:30 AM EST

BCP meetings are part of a long-standing partnership between the USPTO and its valued stakeholders. The partnership works to improve the quality of the USPTO's products and services. 

The meeting's discussion topics include:

  • Claim construction and doctrine of equivalents
  • Statutory provisions governing patent infringement: A practical analysis
  • Deferred subject matter eligibility response pilot program
  • Quality metrics
  • Explicit rationales in rejections under 35 U.S.C. 103
  • A systematic approach to 35 U.S.C. 112(b)
  • Sequence search

Other Speakers:

Christopher Harnett
Daniel Kolker
Kathleen Bragdon
Lora Barnhart Driscoll
Christopher Babic
Gary Benzion
Bennett Celsa
Amjad Abraham
Ashwin Mehta