McAndrews Held & Malloy Attorney Robert A. Surrette to Speak at Managing IP’s Worldwide Webinar on Effective Obviousness Arguments


McAndrews, Held & Malloy President and Shareholder Robert A. Surrette, along with Mary Elizabeth Mauro, of Stryker Legal, will present at Managing IP’s webinar, “Effective obviousness arguments in district courts and PTAB,” on November 4, 2015, at 11:00 am CT.

Managing IP, a leading source of news and analysis on all IP developments worldwide, hosts regularly scheduled webinars on a variety of timely and relevant topics such as major cases, deals and legislation. The webinar on effective obviousness arguments, held in association with McAndrews, Held & Malloy, will discuss:

  • Obviousness argument: its evolvement and rationale in the legal industry
  • What PTAB/district data tells us (or does not tell us) about trends in obviousness holdings
  • Patent holder tactics to combat obviousness during prosecution and after
  • Strategies for challenging and defending a patent with no validity presumption and a broadest reasonable interpretation
  • Best practices for petitioners at the PTAB and defendants in litigation
  • Practical tips for deploying and combating the objective indicia of non-obviousness

Michael Loney, the Americas editor for Managing IP, will moderate this webinar. For more information, or to register, click here.

Robert A. Surrette, Esq., focuses his practice on the resolution of intellectual property and technology-related disputes for companies in surgical control systems, wrist implants, contact lenses, hospital beds and exhaust systems, among others. He has experience in bringing complex intellectual property cases to trial, preparing pre-and post-trial documentation and appellate proceedings. In addition to helping these companies achieve the most ideal outcome in intellectual property disputes, Surrette provides counsel on transactions involving the transfer of intellectual property (mergers, asset deals and licensing deals, among others) and patent portfolio development. His bar admissions include the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Supreme Court.