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March 2014 Patent Prosecution Lunch Presentation

This month’s patent prosecution presentation included a discussion of the Federal Circuit’s recent en banc decision in Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Philips Electronics N.A. Corp, which upheld the de novo standard of review for claim construction in patent cases. Also discussed were the Obama administration’s latest intellectual property initiatives and new guidelines issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office regarding the examination of “natural product” claims under 35 U.S.C. Section 101. You can download the presentation here.