Mercedes Meyer, a partner in the Intellectual Property practice group in the Washington, D.C., office, spoke at the George Mason University School of Law 8th Annual Symposium on Hot Topics in Patent Law. This one-day annual symposium, held July 21, addressed the hottest topics in patent law with seven presentations, a luncheon speaker and a networking reception. Mercedes presented “Post McKesson and Larson: A Prosecution Viewpoint on Avoiding Inequitable Conduct.” In addition to an overview of how the courts today treat inequitable conduct, Mercedes addressed how these two recent cases impact prosecution practice and what practitioners need to be aware of in their practice. Mercedes also discussed the potential danger that these two cases will alter patent prosecution and litigation practice, resulting in a greater gap between the two that will need to be bridged.