Seminar  Interactive Learning Center

Patent Law Practice: Learn to Be a Successful Patent Practitioner 2019

Why you should participate

From PLI’s Interactive Learning Center comes Patent Law Practice: Learn to be a Successful Patent Practitioner 2019, a one-of-a-kind online virtual classroom experience for those who want to be patent practitioners and patent practitioners that want to sharpen their skills. Instructed by patent authority and PLI faculty member Jeffrey G. Sheldon, this program runs for 10 weeks, starting on March 1st and ending on May 9th.  On Friday March 1st, participants will be able to log onto PLI.edu and gain access to the assigned readings and pre-recorded lecture videos in preparation for the first live session.  The first live session with Jeffery Sheldon will take place on Friday, March 7th at 2pm ET/11am PT via an Adobe Connect Virtual Classroom.  During the first live session participants will have an opportunity to ask an inventor questions about the invention being used throughout the program. During the remaining weekly live sessions, Jeffrey Sheldon will discuss the weeks assignment, review the homework, and answer participants’ questions.

The first live session runs for about 60 minutes; subsequent webinars are 30 to 45 minutes in length. Through a combination of live webinars, pre-recorded lectures, and reading and written assignments, this program will benefit those looking to become proficient as patent practitioners. 

Program materials include sections of the treatise, How to Write a Patent Application by Jeffrey G. Sheldon.


What you will learn

Week One: Interviewing an Inventor and Obtaining a Patentability Study
• Learn how to interview an inventor 
• Conduct a live interview with an inventor 
• Determine when to order a patentability search 

Week Two: Conducting a Patentability Search/Evaluating Search Results
• Conduct your own patentability search 
• Evaluate search results 
• Assess whether a patent application should be filed 
• Learn about prior art, novelty, and obviousness 

 Week Three: Drafting Claims
• Draft claims 
• Learn claim drafting strategies 
• Identify claim deficiencies 

 Week Four: Ordering Drawings and Writing a Patent Application
• Identify when drawings are required 
• Order drawings 
• Learn requirements for description and enablement 
• Prepare a patent application 

Week Five: Provisionals, Design, and Information Disclosure Statements
• File the patent application and learn how to obtain prioritized examination
• Identify advantages and disadvantages of provisional applications 
• File an Information Disclosure Statement and prepare a design patent application

 Week Six: Restriction Requirements and Responding to First Office Actions
• Handle restriction requirements 
• Learn about double patenting 
• Respond to a first office action 

Week Seven: Responding to Final Rejection
• Report a final rejection 
• Learn strategies regarding final rejection and follow-on applications 

Week Eight: Infringement and Validity Opinions
• Learn how to write opinions regarding infringement and validity 
• Understand the importance of a formal written opinion 
• Identify the structure of an opinion 
• Prepare for a bad conclusion 

Week Nine: Foreign Filing
• Devise strategies for foreign filing 
• Learn where to file 
• Determine when revision of a U.S. application is preferable 

Week Ten: Post Issuance
• Learn what can happen to patents in the PTO after issuance 
• Discover the different post-issue challenges available 

Who should participate

This course will benefit individuals desiring to become patent practitioners, as well as patent attorneys and agents wanting to sharpen their skills.

 
Instructor(s)
Jeffrey G. Sheldon ~ Cislo & Thomas LLP
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.

PLI’s live and on-demand webcasts are single-user license products intended for an individual registrant only. Credit will be issued only to the individual registered.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online programs per reporting period.

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 on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs 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 on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs are not approved for Arkansas CLE credit.

California:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs 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 on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “eCLE” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of eCLE per reporting period, no more than 6 of which may be audio-only.

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 on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “in-house” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house credits per reporting period.

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 on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of self-study per reporting period.

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 on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “distance education” credit. Attorneys are limited to 9 credits of distance education per reporting period.

Iowa:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “unmoderated” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of unmoderated programs per reporting period.

Kansas:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “prerecorded” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of prerecorded programs per reporting period.

Kentucky:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “non-live” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 non-live credits per reporting period.

Louisiana:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Maine:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5.5 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Minnesota:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 on-demand credits per reporting period.

Mississippi:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Montana:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Nebraska:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “computer-based learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of computer-based learning per reporting period.

Nevada:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “self-study” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via self-study programs.

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 on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

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 on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs may be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys.

North Carolina:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online programs per reporting period.

North Dakota:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Ohio:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “online, on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online, on-demand programs per reporting period.

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 on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “non-traditional” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of non-traditional programs per reporting period.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “video replay” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 video replay credits per reporting period.

South Carolina:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “alternatively delivered” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period.

Tennessee:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

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 on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 10 credits of self-study per reporting period.

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 on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “pre-recorded” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of pre-recorded programs per reporting period.

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

West Virginia:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “repeated, on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of repeated, on-demand programs per reporting period. No ethics credits can be earned via on-demand programs.

Wyoming:  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.

CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs are not eligible for CPD-BC credit unless viewed with at least one other attorney or an articled student. In this case, the credit must be recorded as a “study group.”

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “recorded” credit. If viewed without a colleague, attorneys are limited to 6 credits of recorded programs per year. If viewed with at least one colleague, there is no limit to the number of credits that can be earned via recorded programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs are not approved for CPD-HK credit.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for on-demand web programs vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.

Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  Select on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as the “QAS Self-Study” delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs 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 on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs 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 on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as "self-paced" credit. SHRM professionals are limited to 30 credits of self-paced programs per recertification period.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Candidates are limited to 10 self-study credits per 12-month period, and certification holders are limited to 20 self-study credits per 2-year renewal period.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Certification (CAMS):  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs are not approved for CAMS credit.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs are not approved for SW CPE credit.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s on-demand Interactive Learning Center programs are not approved for CFP credit.

 

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