2-Day Program

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Overview

Why You Should Attend
This advanced program is designed for corporate and other in-house practitioners or outside counsel with patent experience who wish to improve their patent preparation and prosecution skills, including drafting the specification and claims for U.S. and foreign patent applications, conducting Examiner interviews, and drafting effective Office Action responses.

 

What You Will Learn
By way of homework and classroom sample problems and solutions, attendees will have the opportunity to concentrate for two days on the specialized skills required in their technological area by receiving individualized feedback and guidance from experienced patent prosecutors. Discussions will include practical techniques for avoiding prosecution pitfalls and working with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to obtain strong, durable patents equipped to withstand patentability challenges. In addition, faculty will provide counsel on the implementation by the USPTO of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, including prosecution lessons learned from post-grant review proceedings such as inter partes reviews. Furthermore, the practical impact of significant Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions, e.g., MyriadMayoAlice, and KSR, will be explained in light of the latest guidance provided by the USPTO for subject matter eligibility and the application of Section 112 to computer-implemented inventions. Lastly, the program also includes Intellectual Property specific ethics CLE.

Structure of the Programs
The New York Workshop is organized into four technology sections: Biotechnology, Chemical/Pharmaceutical, Electromechanical and Electronics/Computers. The San Francisco Workshop is organized into two technology sections: Electromechanical/Mechanical, Electronics/Computers; and Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Chemical/Pharmaceutical).

Homework review and realistic claim drafting and amendment writing exercises are also a special feature of these Workshops. Homework must be completed and submitted upon registering onsite at the program. More information about homework will be made available at www.pli.edu at a later date.

 

Who Should Attend
This advanced program is designed for corporate and other in-house practitioners or outside counsel with patent experience who wish to improve their patent preparation and prosecution skills, including drafting the specification and claims for U.S. and foreign patent applications, conducting Examiner interviews, and drafting effective Office Action responses.

Credit Details