Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar 2015: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

In this advanced two-day PLI-sponsored program, you will have a unique opportunity to receive hands-on drafting experience under the guidance of experienced patent prosecutors. By working in small technologically-distinct groups, you will receive individualized feedback on claim drafting and amendment writing skills, as well as learn practical techniques for avoiding prosecution pitfalls. Guidance will be provided on the America Invents Act implementation by the Patent and Trademark Office, including the new post-grant review and inter partes review, as well as covered business methods patents. The practice impact of recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions, e.g., Myriad, Alice, and KSR, will be explained. Course material will include sample problems and model solutions.

Structure of the Programs

The seminars is organized into four technology sections: Biotechnology, Chemical/Pharmaceutical, Electromechanical and Electronics/Computers. Two or three senior patent attorneys will lead each section. Homework review and realistic claim drafting and amendment writing exercises are also a special feature of these seminars. Homework must be completed and submitted upon registering onsite at the program.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for private or corporate and other in-house practitioners with patent experience who wish to improve their general claim drafting and amendment writing skills. Registrants will have the opportunity to concentrate for two days on the specialized skills required in their technological area.

MBHB Partners Joseph Herndon, Bradley Hulbert, Kevin Noonan, Ph.D., Thomas Wettermann and Donald Zuhn, Jr., Ph.D. are featured presenters.

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