U.S. Patent Law and Practice

- new changes in US patent law from 2016
What separates US patent law and practice from that of Norway and Europe? When you apply for a patent abroad, it is important to know the rules in the new market. Here is your opportunity to learn more about the US.

American patent practice differs greatly from that of other countries. US patent law is complex and comprehensive, and it is therefore necessary to provide in-depth knowledge in order to advise, guide and assist companies doing business in the American market.

Central topics:

  • New developments in US patent law since 2016, including updates on important US case law
  • Recent changes at USPTO that impact patent prosecution and enforcement strategies
  • Tactics for managing FTO projects and dealing with competitor patents

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NB! The seminar is conducted in English.


Timothy May

Timothy May is a partner in Finnegan LLP's Washington, DC office. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of U.S. patent law—most through the numerous clients base in Europe. For many years, Tim was the firm's resident partner in Europe. His practice encompasses patent prosecution, patent litigation and IP management matters. He has handled over 50 post-grant and reexamination proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He also worked as a Patent Examiner at the USPTO. Given his strong technical background, his practice covers a variety of technologies, including software, medical devices, industrial equipment, semiconductor devices, and electronics.

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Bryan Diner

Bryan Diner is a partner in Finnegan LLP's Washington, DC office. He practices all aspects of IP law, including strategic patent portfolio management, litigation, prosecution, opinion preparation, due diligence investigations, and interferences. Bryan's litigation practice has involved diverse technical areas, ranging from protecting the rights of innovative pharmaceutical companies in Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigations to defending clients' right to use certain medical devices. He also has extensive experience in conducting IP due diligence investigations for all types of transactions. Bryan also worked for a number of years in the firm's European office.

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About Finnegan

Finnegan LLP is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, and Washington, DC, the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to European patents and trade marks. Finnegan's commitment to quality is reflected in consistent top rankings by respected publications, including Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and The Legal 500 U.S. The firm also ranks as one of the nation's top law firms for overall diversity by Working Mother, The American Lawyer, and the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. For additional information on the firm, please visit www.finnegan.com.

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Victor Urban

Victor Urban is Vice President and Head of Patents at Yara International, a multinational fertilizer and industrial chemical company based in Oslo. Yara is rejuvenating its patent portfolio and saw its portfolio grow by 185 patents and patent applications worldwide in 2017. Originally from Canada, Victor brings an international perspective to this role having worked in Vancouver, London, Paris and Brussels as a qualified lawyer (British Columbia and California) and as a European Patent Attorney. In addition to patent drafting and prosecution, he has experience in developing and implementing patent strategies, multi-jurisdictional patent litigation, European oppositions, IP due diligence, and freedom-to-operate in a wide range of technical areas.

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