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USPTO vILT training on 35 U.S.C. § 103 obviousness rejections, Apr. 20, 2022 at 1 pm ET and Apr. 21, 2022 at 5 pm ET

  • 19 Apr 2022 4:57 PM
    Message # 12714700

    USPTO offers 2-hour virtual Instructor-Led Training (vILT) on examination practices and procedure guidance for 35 U.S.C. § 103 obviousness rejections and is based on is based on recent training delivered to patent examiners.

    Participants will learn basic information regarding:

    • Obviousness statute
    • Graham v. John Deere obviousness inquiries
    • Guidelines for obviousness rejections
    • Definition of a “prima facie” case

    Registration links:

    Apr. 20, 2022 at 1:00-3:00 pm ET (7:00-9:00 PM CET)


    Apr. 21, 2022 at 5:00-7:00 pm ET

    Note : A presentation in particular discusses the following two Graham v. John Deere obviousness inquiries (based on Apr. 19, 2022 presentation):

    Inquiry one: Determine the scope and content of the prior art  (MPEP 2141.II.A&B, 2141.01):

    What is prior art for the purposes of 35 U.S.C. 103? (specialized understanding of PROSITA, 35 U.S.C. 102 references, official notice, common sense, common ingenuity; applicant’s admitted prior art [MPEP 2129]);  Combining references; What to search for (MPEP 2141.II.A.(1); Analogous prior art MPEP 2141.01(a); Determining the scope and content of the prior art [must be considered in its entirety]

    Inquiry two: Determine the differences between the prior art and the claimed invention (MPEP 2141.02)

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