2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Adventures in Patent Drafting: Making Your Crystal Ball Work for You!

May 4, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM




90 Minutes of MCLE

Moderator: Scott Chapple, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Fort Worth, TX


Administrative Law for the Patent Prosecutor: Effectively Using an Underutilized Tool
David Boundy, Proper Orange, LLC, Cambridge MA

Revisiting §102 after Helsinn: An Update on Caselaw and Real-World Issues of Prior Art Including Public Use and Sale
Laura Arneson, Mueting Raasch Group, PA, Minneapolis, MN

Is It Time to Embrace the Problem-Solution Approach When Drafting Patent Applications with an Aim of Obtaining Protection in Multiple Jurisdictions? 
This presentation will focus on the problem-solution approach to describing inventions and how its use can enhance drafting of multi-jurisdictional patent applications.
Yelena Morozova, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP, London, United Kingdom

Should You Change How You Draft Applications in View of USPTO’s New Emphasis on §112 and Recent Case Law?
This presentation will focus on functional claiming, written description, and other Section 112 topics.
Theresa Stadheim, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, PA, Minneapolis, MN


  • Arneson Photo Arneson, Laura

    Mueting Raasch Group | Attorney

    Laura is a patent attorney practicing in the areas of biotechnology and the biomedical sciences.
  • Boundy Photo Boundy, David

    Proper Orange, LLC | Affiliate

    Engineer and nationally-ranked IP and administrative lawyer. Defends small inventors against patent trolls
  • Chapple PhotoSQUARE200jpg Chapple, Scott

    Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation | Head of Pharmaceutical Patents

  • Morozova Photo copy Morozova, Yelena

    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP | Associate

    With a professional career spanning across three countries and with more than ten years of legal experience across two continents, Yelena’s unique background enables her to understand cultural nuances and helps her to advise a broad range of clients across the world.
  • Stadheim Photo Stadheim, Theresa

    Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. | Principal

    Theresa Stadheim is a registered patent attorney at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner.