On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at 2:00 pm eastern, I will be speaking on the IPO IP Chat Channel webinar on “Supplemental Examination: Rules & Strategy.”  My distinguished co-panelists are Robert Bahr, Senior Patent Counsel in the USPTO’s Office of Patent Examination Policy, and Kurtis MacFerrin, Patent Counsel at Google Inc.

We will be reviewing the statute and rules governing supplemental examination, which is a new post-grant procedure by which patent owners can ask the USPTO to consider, reconsider, or correct information believed to be relevant to a patent, and immunize the patent from being held unenforceable based on conduct relating to that information. We also will discuss strategies and factors to consider when balancing the possible risks and benefits of this new option for patent holders.

For more information or to register, please visit the IPO IP Chat Channel webpage.