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GBC attorneys speak at San Francisco Bay area luncheon

James K. Folker and Patrick G. Burns spoke at a luncheon conference attended by in-house counsel from several medical device companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Mr. Folker spoke about his personal experience with patent prosecution on Track I of the Prioritized Examination Program and other ways to expedite patent prosecution.  His presentation was entitled “Controlling the Prosecution of Your Patent Application”.  The presentation also included a demonstration showing how remarks and arguments in amendments should be used to control prosecution.  Mr. Burns spoke about the pros and cons of using functional language in patent claims.