2-Day Program

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Overview

Why You Should Attend

PLI’s Patent Prosecution 2020: Advanced Issues and Claims Workshop is designed for corporate and other in-house practitioners or outside counsel with advanced patent experience who wish to hone their patent preparation and prosecution skills. This highly comprehensive program will focus on technology-specific sciences and offer attendees an exceptional opportunity to work in an intimate and interactive setting by receiving individualized feedback and targeted guidance from experienced patent practitioners skilled in the various arts. If you wish to greatly improve drafting specifications and claims for U.S. and foreign patent applications, conducting Examiner interviews, and drafting effective Office Action responses, you need to attend this event!

What You Will Learn

PLI’s Patent Prosecution 2020 features clinic workshops organized into two technology sections: Electromechanical/Mechanical-Electronics/Computers and Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Chemical/Pharmaceutical). The clinics will discuss advanced topics in patent prosecution and provide attendees with realistic claim drafting and amendment writing exercises. Our expert faculty will offer practical techniques to avoid prosecution pitfalls and tips to obtain strong, durable patents equipped to withstand patentability challenges.

Additional lectures will discuss patentable subject matter, obviousness issues, post-grant proceedings, a litigator’s perspective on patent prosecution practices, advanced claim drafting issues and ethical requirements imposed by the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP).

Highlights include:

  • Hear best practices to avoid rejections when drafting applications and respond to Office Actions including rejections under 35 U.S.C. § 101
  • Understand what can and cannot be patented given the limits of patent eligible subject matter
  • Lear strategies for countering obviousness rejections with the goal of advancing prosecution past the asserted rejection
  • Fin out the basics of Inter Partes Review proceedings and recent developments at the PTAB, including the Motion to Amend Pilot program, Precedential Opinion Panel (POP) and recently designated precedential and informative opinions
  • Recognize how a litigator’s perspective can help a patent practitioner draft stronger patents

Special Features include:

  • Sharpen patent writing skills by drafting and reviewing patent claims with experienced patent practitioners in technologically distinct small clinic groups
  • Hear morning lectures on critical patent application topics
  • Identify ethical requirements imposed by the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)

Who Should Attend

This advanced program is designed for corporate and other in-house practitioners or outside counsel with advanced 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.

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