Seminar  Program

Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2018: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation


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Why You Should Attend

This program is directed to patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number and with little or no patent experience. The program will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, and also provide a review of recent developments in the law. A litigator’s perspective is included to show how drafting and prosecution can influence the development, and often the outcome, of subsequent patent litigation; and conversely, how a litigator’s perspective can inform drafting and prosecution. The clinics offer a unique supplement to the kind of hands-on mentoring that senior attorneys are hard-pressed to provide to less-experienced attorneys and agents.

 

Topics Include

This three-day program will feature lectures each morning followed by small clinic sessions in the afternoon. Both the lecture sessions and the clinics will follow the patent application process—from invention disclosure and patent preparation (Day 1), through prosecution, issuance and beyond (Day 2) to litigation/claim analysis (Day 3). Pre-requisite reading is required and can be found on the program’s webpage at www.pli.edu at a later date.

 

The lectures are designed to provide a review of the patent preparation and prosecution process and you will:

  • Learn how to prepare a patent application that satisfies the statutory requirements for patentability and distinctly claims the subject matter which the applicant regards as the invention with an eye towards successful prosecution and enforcement
  • Understand how to prosecute an application to obtain allowance of an enforceable patent
  • Find out how to interview an Examiner
  • Discover effective uses of reissues, reexamination supplemental examinations, inter partes review, post-grant review and other post-issuance proceedings
  • Determine best practices to anticipate patent litigation issues during the patent prosecution process
  • Get helpful approaches on patent opinion drafting
  • Learn how to prepare infringement/invalidity claim charts for litigation

 

Special Features

  • Hear morning lectures on critical patent application topics
  • Participate in small group clinics with experienced patent prosecutors to review the homework and also develop and polish patent writing skills
  • Recognize potential ethics issues encountered in patent practice

 

Who Should Attend

Patent attorneys, patent agents, technical advisors and patent liaisons with no or very little patent prosecution experience will benefit from this program.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

A review of the three-day schedule.

Kevin E. Noonan



9:15 Initial Steps of a Patent Invention Disclosure

Hear an explanation on how to take an effective invention disclosure. Understand the manners in which to determine Section 101 patent eligibility issues, inventorship, ethical obligations related to who the client is and the prior art known by the inventor or others, on-sale bar issues and other common pitfalls in inventor interviews (e.g. explaining best mode and other 112 requirements to the inventor).

Adam G. Kelly



10:15 An Overview of Claim Drafting and Preparation of a Patent Application

Learn how to analyze the invention disclosure, prepare drawings and claims, choose embodiments, and prepare the specification and file the patent application.

Donald L. Zuhn, Jr.



11:15 Networking Break

11:30 The Basics of Patent Claim Drafting

Discover the basic claim drafting principles and formats; how to prepare claims in different statutory classes; the impacts of different technologies, including mechanical, electrical, chemical and biotechnological; and how to file the application.

George Wheeler



12:30 Lunch

2:00 Clinic I: Patent Claim Drafting

You will analyze and draft claims to a sample invention. Your claims will be reviewed and analyzed in small groups and one-on-one with the clinic instructor.

Karen Imgrund Deak, Janet M. Garetto, Paul R. Kitch, William J. Kramer, James P. Muraff, Kevin E. Noonan, Kevin A. O’Connor, Jason W. Schigelone, Prof. David L. Schwartz, Christopher P. Singer, George Wheeler



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Clinic I: Patent Claim Drafting, Continued

4:30 Review of Patent Model Claims

A review of the day’s model claims with the clinic instructor.



5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 An Overview of Patent Prosecution

Hear an overview of patent prosecution, including changes made by the America Invents Act. The presentation includes a review of common mistakes made in responding to Office Actions, an explanation of differences between objections/rejections, and advice for responding to each, amending the specification, claims and drawings, analyzing references and addressing double-patenting issues. Understand how best to respond to final actions, appeals, reexaminations, reissues, and other post-issuance matters, including the new third-party submissions, supplemental examination and contested administrative proceedings (inter partes review, post-grant review, etc.).

Christopher P. Moreno



11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Conducting the Examiner Interview

After receiving an Office Action, or in certain cases even prior, an Examiner interview is a good opportunity for a patent applicant to define, and if possible, resolve some of the issues. The interview process will be described and deconstructed to illustrate what can be achieved and how. Learn how to prepare for and conduct an effective interview and create an accurate record of what was agreed upon during the interview.

William E. McCracken



12:15 Lunch

1:15 Clinic II: Patent Amendment Writing

You will receive an amendment problem relating to the sample invention to work on individually. After general discussion, the clinic instructor will review responses in a small group and on a one-on-one basis.

Patrick G. Burns, Karen Imgrund Deak, David Lesht, John S. Mortimer, Thomas J. Ring, Mary C. Till, Michael J. Turgeon, Tearra J. Vaughn



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Patent Prosecutor Ethics

This discussion is designed to raise and explain some ethical issues specific to the practice of patent prosecution. Discover how to determine inventorship, “zealously represent” a client, and address potential subject-matter or client conflicts. Hear about ethical issues, including duty of disclosure.

Karen Imgrund Deak



5:00 Adjourn

Day Three: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Patent Litigation Issues

Learn about litigation issues relevant to patent prosecution with a particular emphasis on claim construction, “divided infringement” issues, estoppel, disclaimer, secondary considerations of non-obviousness, means-plus-function claim language, the doctrine of equivalents, indefiniteness, Section 101 and patentable subject matter in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Alice decision, inequitable conduct, and non-infringement and invalidity analyses and opinions.

Marc A. Cavan, Sharon A. Hwang, Mark H. Remus, Jon M. Spanbauer



11:15 Networking Break

11:30 Patent Litigation Issues, Continued

12:30 Lunch

2:00 Clinic III: Preparing a Patent Claim Chart

You will prepare a claim chart to enforce the sample invention that has now issued into a U.S. patent. The clinic instructor will then proceed to review and discuss the work in a small group and on a one-on-one basis.

Marc A. Cavan, Sharon A. Hwang, Peter Lee, Paul W. McAndrews, Mark H. Remus, Jon M. Spanbauer



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Clinic III: Preparing a Patent Claim Chart, Continued

4:30 Patent Claim Chart Review & Wrap-Up

A review and wrap-up of the day’s claim chart with the clinic instructor.



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Angelo J. Bufalino ~ Vedder Price P.C.
Marc A. Cavan ~ Harrison Law LLC
Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D. ~ McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
Speaker(s)
Patrick G. Burns ~ Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.
Karen Imgrund Deak, Ph.D. ~ Commercialization Specialist, University of Notre Dame, Office of Technology Transfer
Janet M. Garetto ~ Nixon Peabody LLP
Sharon A. Hwang ~ McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.
Adam G. Kelly ~ Loeb & Loeb
Paul R. Kitch ~ Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.
William J. Kramer ~ Loeb & Loeb LLP
Peter Lee ~ Brinks Gilson & Lione
David Lesht ~ Attorney At Law, TheLaw Offices of Eugene M. Cummings, P.C.
Paul W. McAndrews ~ McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.
William E. McCracken ~ McCracken & Gillen LLC
Christopher P. Moreno ~ Moreno Intellectual Property Law LLC
John S. Mortimer ~ Wood Phillips
James P. Muraff ~ Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Kevin A. O'Connor, Ph.D. ~ Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Mark H. Remus ~ Brinks Gilson & Lione
Thomas J. Ring ~ Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Jason W. Schigelone ~ Brinks Gilson & Lione
Prof. David L. Schwartz ~ Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
Christopher P. Singer, Ph.D. ~ McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.
Jon M. Spanbauer ~ Harrison Law LLC
Mary C. Till ~ Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Michael J. Turgeon ~ Vedder Price P.C.
Tearra J. Vaughn ~ Foley & Lardner LLP
George Wheeler ~ McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.
Donald L. Zuhn, Jr., Ph.D. ~ McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Ivo Mijac ~ Senior Program Manager, California, PLI

Chicago Seminar Location

University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, Il 60611. (312) 464-8787.

Hotel Accommodation

Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, 505 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. (312) 944-4100. Please contact the hotel directly for the preferred rate and mention Practising Law Institute or Corporate ID 100312169.  You may also book online at PRACTISING LAW INSTITUTE.    Please note that the rate is a corporate and not a group rate. 

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Why You Should Attend

This program is directed to patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number and with little or no patent experience. The program will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, and also provide a review of recent developments in the law. A litigator’s perspective is included to show how drafting and prosecution can influence the development, and often the outcome, of subsequent patent litigation; and conversely, how a litigator’s perspective can inform drafting and prosecution. The clinics offer a unique supplement to the kind of hands-on mentoring that senior attorneys are hard-pressed to provide to less-experienced attorneys and agents.

 

Topics Include

This three-day program will feature lectures each morning followed by small clinic sessions in the afternoon. Both the lecture sessions and the clinics will follow the patent application process—from invention disclosure and patent preparation (Day 1), through prosecution, issuance and beyond (Day 2) to litigation/claim analysis (Day 3). Pre-requisite reading is required and can be found on the program’s webpage at www.pli.edu at a later date.

 

The lectures are designed to provide a review of the patent preparation and prosecution process and you will:

  • Learn how to prepare a patent application that satisfies the statutory requirements for patentability and distinctly claims the subject matter which the applicant regards as the invention with an eye towards successful prosecution and enforcement
  • Understand how to prosecute an application to obtain allowance of an enforceable patent
  • Find out how to interview an Examiner
  • Discover effective uses of reissues, reexamination supplemental examinations, inter partes review, post-grant review and other post-issuance proceedings
  • Determine best practices to anticipate patent litigation issues during the patent prosecution process
  • Get helpful approaches on patent opinion drafting
  • Learn how to prepare infringement/invalidity claim charts for litigation

 

Special Features

  • Hear morning lectures on critical patent application topics
  • Participate in small group clinics with experienced patent prosecutors to review the homework and also develop and polish patent writing skills
  • Recognize potential ethics issues encountered in patent practice

 

Who Should Attend

Patent attorneys, patent agents, technical advisors and patent liaisons with no or very little patent prosecution experience will benefit from this program.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

A review of the three-day schedule.

Jonathan Berschadsky



9:15 Initial Steps of a Patent Invention Disclosure

Hear an explanation on how to take an effective invention disclosure. Understand the manners in which to determine Section 101 patent eligibility issues, inventorship, ethical obligations related to who the client is and the prior art known by the inventor or others, on-sale bar issues and other common pitfalls in inventor interviews (e.g. explaining best mode and other 112 requirements to the inventor).

Jonathan Berschadsky



10:15 An Overview of Claim Drafting and Preparation of a Patent Application

Learn how to analyze the invention disclosure, prepare drawings and claims, choose embodiments, and prepare the specification and file the patent application.

Jon E. Gordon



11:15 Networking Break

11:30 The Basics of Patent Claim Drafting

Discover the basic claim drafting principles and formats; how to prepare claims in different statutory classes; the impacts of different technologies, including mechanical, electrical, chemical and biotechnological; and how to file the application.

Robert C. Faber



12:30 Lunch

2:00 Clinic I: Patent Claim Drafting

You will analyze and draft claims to a sample invention. Your claims will be reviewed and analyzed in small groups and one-on-one with the clinic instructor.

Jonathan Berschadsky, Frank A. DeLucia, Jr., Raymond A. DiPerna, Dianna G. El Hioum, Robert C. Faber, William S. Frommer, Jon E. Gordon, Elizabeth F. Holowacz, Douglas A. Miro, Robert D. Schaffer, Richard Straussman, Carl B. Wischhusen, Lock See Yu-Jahnes



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Clinic I: Patent Claim Drafting, Continued

4:30 Review of Patent Model Claims

A review of the day’s model claims with the clinic instructor.



5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 An Overview of Patent Prosecution

Hear an overview of patent prosecution, including changes made by the America Invents Act. The presentation includes a review of common mistakes made in responding to Office Actions, an explanation of differences between objections/rejections, and advice for responding to each, amending the specification, claims and drawings, analyzing references and addressing double-patenting issues. Understand how best to respond to final actions, appeals, reexaminations, reissues, and other post-issuance matters, including the new third-party submissions, supplemental examination and contested administrative proceedings (inter partes review, post-grant review, etc.).

Anna D. DiGabriele Petti, Kathleen D. Rigaut



11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Conducting the Examiner Interview

After receiving an Office Action, or in certain cases even prior, an Examiner interview is a good opportunity for a patent applicant to define, and if possible, resolve some of the issues. The interview process will be described and deconstructed to illustrate what can be achieved and how. Learn how to prepare for and conduct an effective interview and create an accurate record of what was agreed upon during the interview.

Thomas J. Kowalski



12:15 Lunch

1:15 Clinic II: Patent Amendment Writing

You will receive an amendment problem relating to the sample invention to work on individually. After general discussion, the clinic instructor will review responses in a small group and on a one-on-one basis.

Muna Abu-Shaar, Angela M. Collison, Kathleen N. Ehrhard, Joel J. Felber, Sara Halton, Thomas J. Kowalski, Deborah L. Lu, Heidi E. Lunasin, Gabriel J. McCool, Anna D. DiGabriele Petti, Kathleen D. Rigaut



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Patent Prosecutor Ethics

This discussion is designed to raise and explain some ethical issues specific to the practice of patent prosecution. Discover how to determine inventorship, “zealously represent” a client, and address potential subject-matter or client conflicts. Hear about ethical issues, including duty of disclosure.

Judy Jarecki-Black



5:00 Adjourn

Day Three: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Patent Litigation Issues

Learn about litigation issues relevant to patent prosecution with a particular emphasis on claim construction, “divided infringement” issues, estoppel, disclaimer, secondary considerations of non-obviousness, means-plus-function claim language, the doctrine of equivalents, indefiniteness, Section 101 and patentable subject matter in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Alice decision, inequitable conduct, and non-infringement and invalidity analyses and opinions.

Marta E. Delsignore, Ryan Johnson, Paul J. Otterstedt, Robert D. Schaffer



11:15 Networking Break

11:30 Patent Litigation Issues, Continued

12:30 Lunch

2:00 Clinic III: Preparing a Patent Claim Chart

You will prepare a claim chart to enforce the sample invention that has now issued into a U.S. patent. The clinic instructor will then proceed to review and discuss the work in a small group and on a one-on-one basis.

Andrew T. Block, Marta E. Delsignore, Stanley Ference, Daniel P. Morris, Paul J. Otterstedt, Steven Pepe, Robert D. Schaffer, David M. Shofi, Louis S. Sorell, Gail H. Zarick



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Clinic III: Preparing a Patent Claim Chart, Continued

4:30 Patent Claim Chart Review & Wrap-Up

A review and wrap-up of the day’s claim chart with the clinic instructor.



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Jonathan Berschadsky ~ Merchant & Gould P.C.
Thomas J. Kowalski ~ Vedder Price P.C.
Paul J. Otterstedt ~ Otterstedt, Ellenbogen & Kammer, LLP
Speaker(s)
Muna Abu-Shaar, Ph.D. ~ Biospark Intellectual Property Law
Andrew T. Block ~ Senior Vice President, RPX Corp.
Angela M. Collison ~ Manager, Intellectual Property, Canon USA
Marta E. Delsignore, Ph.D. ~ Goodwin Procter LLP
Frank A. DeLucia, Jr. ~ Merchant & Gould P.C.
Raymond A. DiPerna ~ Ladas & Parry LLP
Kathleen N. Ehrhard, Ph.D. ~ McCarter & English
Dianna G. El Hioum ~ Merchant & Gould P.C.
Robert C. Faber ~ Ostrolenk Faber LLP
Joel J. Felber ~ Leason Ellis LLP
Stanley Ference ~ Ference & Associates LLC
William S. Frommer ~ Haug Partners LLP
Jon E. Gordon ~ Haug Partners LLP
Sara Halton ~ Senior Patent Counsel, Reebok International Ltd.
Elizabeth F. Holowacz ~ Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Judy Jarecki-Black, Ph.D. ~ Head, Intellectual Property, Merial Limited
Ryan Johnson ~ White & Case LLP
Deborah L. Lu, Ph.D. ~ Vedder Price P.C.
Heidi E. Lunasin ~ Vedder Price P.C.
Gabriel J. McCool, Ph.D. ~ Locke Lord LLP
Douglas A. Miro ~ Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, LLP
Daniel P. Morris, Ph.D. ~ Counsel, IBM Research
Steven Pepe ~ Ropes & Gray LLP
Anna D. DiGabriele Petti, Ph.D. ~ Director, Patent Attorney, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Kathleen D. Rigaut, Ph.D. ~ Dann, Dorfman, Herrell and Skillman PC
Robert D. Schaffer ~ Law Office of Robert D. Schaffer
David M. Shofi ~ IP Strategy Consultant and Counsel, Shofi Law
Louis S. Sorell ~ Patent Counsel, Google Inc.
Richard Straussman ~ Weitzman Law Offices, LLC
Carl B. Wischhusen ~ Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar
Lock See Yu-Jahnes, Ph.D. ~ Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
Gail H. Zarick ~ IP Counsel, IBM Security Division, IBM Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Ivo Mijac ~ Senior Program Manager, California, PLI

New York City Seminar Location

PLI New York Center
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The Muse, 130 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-546-7866. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute and Corporate Rate ID 786839408. In addition, you can book online at PLI Muse Hotel

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 Hyatt Times Square, 135 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. For reservations, please call (646) 364-1234. When calling mention rate code CR56218 or Practising Law Institute.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

California:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Illinois: All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Iowa:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Kansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Maine:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Missouri:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Montana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Nevada:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live seminars can be used to fulfill the requirements for newly admitted attorneys. All credit categories may be earned via transitional live seminars.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars

North Dakota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Ohio:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Vermont:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC): PLI’s live seminars can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live seminars.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live seminars can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit in all Australian jurisdictions. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA): PLI’s live seminars qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE): PLI’s live seminars may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live programs.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

This program is directed to patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number and with little or no patent experience. The program will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, and also provide a review of recent developments in the law. A litigator’s perspective is included to show how drafting and prosecution can influence the development, and often the outcome, of subsequent patent litigation; and conversely, how a litigator’s perspective can inform drafting and prosecution. The clinics offer a unique supplement to the kind of hands-on mentoring that senior attorneys are hard-pressed to provide to less-experienced attorneys and agents.

 

Topics Include

This three-day program will feature lectures each morning followed by small clinic sessions in the afternoon. Both the lecture sessions and the clinics will follow the patent application process—from invention disclosure and patent preparation (Day 1), through prosecution, issuance and beyond (Day 2) to litigation/claim analysis (Day 3). Pre-requisite reading is required and can be found on the program’s webpage at www.pli.edu at a later date.

 

The lectures are designed to provide a review of the patent preparation and prosecution process and you will:

  • Learn how to prepare a patent application that satisfies the statutory requirements for patentability and distinctly claims the subject matter which the applicant regards as the invention with an eye towards successful prosecution and enforcement
  • Understand how to prosecute an application to obtain allowance of an enforceable patent
  • Find out how to interview an Examiner
  • Discover effective uses of reissues, reexamination supplemental examinations, inter partes review, post-grant review and other post-issuance proceedings
  • Determine best practices to anticipate patent litigation issues during the patent prosecution process
  • Get helpful approaches on patent opinion drafting
  • Learn how to prepare infringement/invalidity claim charts for litigation

 

Special Features

  • Hear morning lectures on critical patent application topics
  • Participate in small group clinics with experienced patent prosecutors to review the homework and also develop and polish patent writing skills
  • Recognize potential ethics issues encountered in patent practice

 

Who Should Attend

Patent attorneys, patent agents, technical advisors and patent liaisons with no or very little patent prosecution experience will benefit from this program.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

A review of the three-day schedule.

Marc A. Sockol



9:15 Initial Steps of a Patent Invention Disclosure

Hear an explanation on how to take an effective invention disclosure. Understand the manners in which to determine Section 101 patent eligibility issues, inventorship, ethical obligations related to who the client is and the prior art known by the inventor or others, on-sale bar issues and other common pitfalls in inventor interviews (e.g. explaining best mode and other 112 requirements to the inventor).

Marc A. Sockol



10:15 An Overview of Claim Drafting and Preparation of a Patent Application

Learn how to analyze the invention disclosure, prepare drawings and claims, choose embodiments, and prepare the specification and file the patent application.

Jeffrey A. Miller



11:15 Networking Break

11:30 The Basics of Patent Claim Drafting

Discover the basic claim drafting principles and formats; how to prepare claims in different statutory classes; the impacts of different technologies, including mechanical, electrical, chemical and biotechnological; and how to file the application.

Jeffrey A. Miller



12:30 Lunch

2:00 Clinic I: Patent Claim Drafting

You will analyze and draft claims to a sample invention. Your claims will be reviewed and analyzed in small groups and one-on-one with the clinic instructor.

Steve Bachmann, Benjamin E. Berman, Stephen C. Durant, Thomas D. Franklin, Mark H. Hopkins, Cameron K. Kerrigan, Daniel C. Kloke, Arriènne (Angel) Lezak, Sheila Martinez-Lemke, Jeffrey A. Miller, David C. Pauling, Mukund H. Sharma, D. Brian Shortell, Marc A. Sockol, Alex Trimble



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Clinic I: Patent Claim Drafting, Continued

4:30 Review of Patent Model Claims

A review of the day’s model claims with the clinic instructor.



5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 An Overview of Patent Prosecution

Hear an overview of patent prosecution, including changes made by the America Invents Act. The presentation includes a review of common mistakes made in responding to Office Actions, an explanation of differences between objections/rejections, and advice for responding to each, amending the specification, claims and drawings, analyzing references and addressing double-patenting issues. Understand how best to respond to final actions, appeals, reexaminations, reissues, and other post-issuance matters, including the new third-party submissions, supplemental examination and contested administrative proceedings (inter partes review, post-grant review, etc.).

Kanda V. Ishihara, Elizabeth Morris



11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Conducting the Examiner Interview

After receiving an Office Action, or in certain cases even prior, an Examiner interview is a good opportunity for a patent applicant to define, and if possible, resolve some of the issues. The interview process will be described and deconstructed to illustrate what can be achieved and how. Learn how to prepare for and conduct an effective interview and create an accurate record of what was agreed upon during the interview.

Jennifer R. Bush, Arriènne (Angel) Lezak, Robin W. Reasoner



12:15 Lunch

1:15 Clinic II: Patent Amendment Writing

You will receive an amendment problem relating to the sample invention to work on individually. After general discussion, the clinic instructor will review responses in a small group and on a one-on-one basis.

Steve Bachmann, Jennifer R. Bush, Thomas D. Franklin, Arriènne (Angel) Lezak, David C. Pauling, Robin W. Reasoner, Mukund H. Sharma, D. Brian Shortell, Alex Trimble



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Patent Prosecutor Ethics

This discussion is designed to raise and explain some ethical issues specific to the practice of patent prosecution. Discover how to determine inventorship, “zealously represent” a client, and address potential subject-matter or client conflicts. Hear about ethical issues, including duty of disclosure.

Richard Bone



5:00 Adjourn

Day Three: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Patent Litigation Issues

Learn about litigation issues relevant to patent prosecution with a particular emphasis on claim construction, “divided infringement” issues, estoppel, disclaimer, secondary considerations of non-obviousness, means-plus-function claim language, the doctrine of equivalents, indefiniteness, Section 101 and patentable subject matter in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Alice decision, inequitable conduct, and non-infringement and invalidity analyses and opinions.

Jeffrey M. Fisher, Mary A. Fuller, Michael A. Molano



11:15 Networking Break

11:30 Patent Litigation Issues, Continued

12:30 Lunch

2:00 Clinic III: Preparing a Patent Claim Chart

You will prepare a claim chart to enforce the sample invention that has now issued into a U.S. patent. The clinic instructor will then proceed to review and discuss the work in a small group and on a one-on-one basis.

Steve Bachmann, Graham (Gray) M. Buccigross, Daniel Callaway, Jeffrey M. Fisher, Jeong Ah Joy Lee, Cliff A. Maier, Michael A. Molano, D. Brian Shortell



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Clinic III: Preparing a Patent Claim Chart, Continued

4:30 Patent Claim Chart Review & Wrap-Up

A review and wrap-up of the day’s claim chart with the clinic instructor.



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Jennifer R. Bush ~ Fenwick & West LLP
Michael A. Molano ~ Mayer Brown LLP
Marc A. Sockol ~ Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Speaker(s)
Steve Bachmann ~ Bachmann Law Group
Benjamin E. Berman ~ Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Richard Bone ~ McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Graham (Gray) M. Buccigross ~ Mayer Brown LLP
Daniel Callaway ~ Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Stephen C. Durant ~ Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
Jeffrey M. Fisher ~ Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Thomas D. Franklin ~ Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Mary A. Fuller ~ General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, ASSIA, Inc.
Mark H. Hopkins, Ph.D. ~ Vice President of Intellectual Property and Assistant General Counsel, Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Kanda V. Ishihara ~ Senior Corporate Counsel - Patents, Legal, Veritas Technologies LLC
Cameron K. Kerrigan ~ Squire Patton Boggs
Daniel C. Kloke ~ Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Jeong Ah Joy Lee ~ Mayer Brown LLP
Arriènne (Angel) Lezak ~ Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Cliff A. Maier ~ Mayer Brown LLP
Sheila Martinez-Lemke ~ Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
Jeffrey A. Miller ~ Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Elizabeth Morris ~ Director of Intellectual Property Law, KLA-Tencor Corporation
David C. Pauling ~ Associate General and Senior IP Counsel, Sutro Biopharma, Inc.
Robin W. Reasoner ~ IP Counsel, Quantcast Corporation
Mukund H. Sharma ~ Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
D. Brian Shortell, Ph.D. ~ Ballard Spahr LLP
Alex Trimble, Ph.D. ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Program Attorney(s)
Ivo Mijac ~ Senior Program Manager, California, PLI

San Francisco Seminar Location

PLI California Center, 685 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105. (800) 260-4754.

San Francisco Hotel Accommodations

Park Central Hotel, 50 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. 415-974-6400. When calling, please mention PLI and SET#287179. In addition, you may book online at Park Central Hotel PLI.

Omni Hotel San Francisco, 500 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104. 415-677-9494.  When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute.  You may also book online at PLI Omni Hotel 2017.

Due to high demand we recommend reserving hotel rooms as early as possible.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

California:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Illinois: All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Iowa:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Kansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Maine:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Missouri:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Montana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Nevada:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live seminars can be used to fulfill the requirements for newly admitted attorneys. All credit categories may be earned via transitional live seminars.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars

North Dakota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Ohio:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Vermont:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC): PLI’s live seminars can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live seminars.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live seminars can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit in all Australian jurisdictions. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA): PLI’s live seminars qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE): PLI’s live seminars may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live programs.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

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