12-Hour Program

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Please be advised:

**The NY Live Webcast on April 2-3, 2020 will include the plenary sessions and Prosecution sessions.

**The SF Live Webcast on April 23-24, 2020 will include the plenary sessions and Strategic & Transactional sessions.


Why You Should Attend

The past several years have brought a dizzying array of changes in patent law, between new legislation, new USPTO procedures, and Supreme Court activity at a rate not seen in decades. The Institute is your answer to keeping abreast of these myriad developments, whether your practice focuses on litigation, prosecution, or strategy/transactions. 

What You Will Learn

  • New! Review of ITC patent practices by industry specialists
  • New! IP-specific AI tools for corporations and law firms
  • New! Perspectives on patents from three different judicial vantage points
  • Recent court decisions shaping patent law
  • Latest USPTO rules and guidelines
  • Patent subject matter eligibility of computer-implemented inventions
  • Latest developments in patenting medical therapies
  • Corporate counsel discuss the effects and concerns of recent court decisions/ USPTO activity
  • Building a strong patent portfolio

Prosecution Sessions (Available via Live Webcast on April 2-3rd): Two sessions focused on the latest USPTO rulemaking efforts. Painlessly stay current with the USPTO rule-makers and guideline writer priorities, they’ll be giving the presentation, take advantage of the chance to ask questions! Learn about: correcting filing receipt errors, ePetition filing, PPH and correcting the all-important ADS! 

The USPTO is all about implementing policy derived from Supreme Court, CAFC and PTAB precedent. Is ongoing change at the USPTO what we can expect? Are software-implemented methods viable in view of current policies? Do the USPTO guidelines reflect legal reality – or some USPTO variation? Has the CAFC lost the "handle" on how to implement Supreme Court decisions? Come to our USPTO intensive breakouts for Chemical, Bio and Software Practice and discover the trends!

Strategic/Transactional Sessions (Available via Live Webcast on April 23-24th): The key issues concerning patent-eligible subject matter in view of recent Federal Circuit decisions and USPTO reactions that continue to greatly affect patent practitioners; hot topics in patent licensing that every transactional lawyer should know (but might not); and corporate patent counsel discuss how to build a strong patent portfolio.

Special Feature

  • Earn one hour of Ethics credit!

Who Should Attend

Patent practitioners of all varieties can truly make PLI's Patent Law Institute their one-stop shop for patent law updates.

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