Womble Bond Dickinson Partners Mary Bourke, Julie Meigs, Ph.D., and Dana Severance will speak at Consero’s IP Life Sciences Forum.

Their presentation titled “ODP to RIP – How In Re Cellect May Reduce the Life of Your Patent” will address the following topics:

  • Is PTA an “unjustified” term adjustment or an “inappropriate” one? Who gets to decide? 
  • How does In Re Cellect impact my filing and prosecution strategy? (How to avoid and respond to ODP rejections, genus/species filing strategy, and patent family management) 
  • My existing portfolio includes patents at risk in view of In Re Cellect – what should I do? 
  • Should I swap PTA for PTE? Should I be drafting my PTE applications differently? 
  • How can I recover PTE that was foreclosed by PTA?

The Consero IP Life Sciences Forum takes place Dec. 4-6 in Westlake Village, Calif.