FICPI Virtual 20th Open Forum

European Patent Attorney Doug Ealey will be speaking at FICPI's global forum on Thursday 04 November 2021, 12.00-13.30 in the 'Best Practice for Drafting Quality Patents' session. The forum runs from 03-05 November 2021.

The session will address issues faced by applicants in the fields of information technology and electronics wishing to obtain protection in several jurisdictions, when drafting the priority patent application and when refiling under priority. These issues include:

  • Ensuring support for the desired scope.
  • Ensuring support for justifying the claims are inventive (the possible link between sufficiency of disclosure / enablement and inventive step / obviousness shall be discussed).
  • Anticipating as much as possible future amendments.

In this session Doug will join Ken Muncy (Muncy Geissler, Olds & Lowe - US) and Hiroyuki Suda (Nakamura & Partners - Japan). The session will be moderated by Takeshi Aoki (Primeworks IP - Japan).