The Ubiquitous Problem of Inherency in Obviousness: Southwire Co. v. Cerro Wire
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP has posted an on-demand webinar, “The Ubiquitous Problem of Inherency in Obviousness: Southwire Co. v. Cerro Wire, LLC,” featuring Fitch Even attorney Giles N. Turner.
Obviousness challenges tied to the doctrine of inherency can arise during various stages in the patent life cycle, including patent prosecution, post-issuance proceedings, and litigation, the firm says on its website. Despite how frequently these challenges occur, the law applicable in this area has been less than clear. While recent case law has helped to provide clarification, the Southwire case illustrates that overcoming inherency-based obviousness arguments does not always result in a win for the applicant or patentee.
The webinar explores these topics and more:
• The nature of obviousness contentions based on inherency
• Practice pointers in applying the doctrine of Southwire and other recent cases
• Hypothetical examples showing how to demonstrate patentability
A recording of the webinar will be available to view until Nov. 28, 2018.