05/10: Patent Prosecution

May 10, 2021 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM


Virtual - all times are eastern standard time


90 minutes

Concurrent Session One: Patent Prosecution

Moderator: Sameer Vadera, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Washington, DC

  • Claiming a Right of Priority - Traps for the Unwary - Melissa J. Pytel, Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills, PLLC, McLean, VA
  • Ex Parte Appeal Practice Tips and Updates - Adam Stephenson, Adam R. Stephenson, LTD., Scottsdale, AZ
  • Overcoming Obviousness - Best Uses for MPEP 2143.01(V) and the Holding Under In Re Gordon Rendering Prior Art Unsatisfactory for its Intended Purpose; Best Uses of MPEP 2143.01(VI) and the Holding Under In Re Ratti for Changing the Principle of Operations of a Reference - Laura N. Arneson, Mueting Raasch Group, Minneapolis, MN


  • Vadera_Photo_200 Vadera, Sameer

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | Patent Attorney

    Sameer Vadera is a patent attorney who counsels industry-leading clients on building valuable IP portfolios for high-tech innovations. Mr. Vadera has managed domestic and global patent portfolios, driven IP protection strategies across major markets, and counseled enterprises on boosting IP assets by increasing enterprise-wide innovation capture. Mr. Vadera has prepared and prosecuted patent applications directed to a wide range of technologies, including artificial intelligence, Software-as-a-Service, and network security.
  • Pytel-200 Pytel, Melissa

    Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills | Patent Attorney

    Melissa J. Pytel is a patent attorney with the law firm of Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills. Her practice includes counseling clients on the creation and management of strategic patent portfolios, due diligence, freedom-to-operate, and opinion work, including validity, infringement and patentability opinions.
  • Stephenson-200 Stephenson, Adam

    Adam R. Stephenson, LTD | Patent Attorney

    Adam is a registered patent attorney in private practice focusing on patent and trademark preparation and prosecution with his own firm Adam R. Stephenson, LTD. representing clients ranging from the Fortune 500, privately held companies, and independent entrepreneurs in a wide range of technical areas.
  • Arneson-200 Arneson, Laura

    Mueting Raasch Group | Attorney

    Laura N. Arneson is a patent attorney experienced in the areas of biotechnology and the biomedical sciences. She will soon start an in-house position after seven years at Mueting Raasch Group in Minneapolis, MN.