Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2019: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation

MBHB partners Kevin Noonan, Ph.D. and  Donald Zuhn, Ph.D. will be speaking at the Practising Law Institute (PLI) program, “Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2019: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation,” on May 7-9, 2019.  


Why You Should Attend

PLI’s Patent Bootcamp offers an exceptionally comprehensive and interactive environment for attendees who want to learn the basics of patent application preparation, claims drafting, and prosecution, as well as recent developments in the law. 


What You Will Learn

PLI’s Patent Bootcamp features lectures each morning followed by clinic sessions in the afternoon where classroom problems and solutions will be furnished. Both the lectures and clinics follow the patent application process—from invention disclosure and patent preparation (Day 1), through prosecution, issuance and beyond (Day 2) to litigation/claim analysis (Day 3). At the end of this program, you will:

  • Learn how to prepare a patent application that satisfies the statutory requirements for patentability and distinctly claims the subject matter that the applicant regards as the invention with an eye towards successful prosecution and enforcement
  • Understand how to prosecute an application to obtain allowance of an enforceable patent
  • Learn how to interview an Examiner
  • Discover effective uses of reissues, supplemental examination procedures, reexamination, inter partes review, post-grant review, and other post-issuance proceedings
  • Determine best practices to anticipate patent litigation issues during the patent prosecution process
  • Get helpful approaches on patent opinion drafting
  • Learn how to prepare infringement/invalidity claim charts for litigation


Special Features

  • Hear morning lectures on critical patent application topics
  • Sharpen patent writing skills by drafting and reviewing patent claims with experienced patent practitioners in focused small clinic groups
  • Recognize potential ethical issues practitioners often encounter in patent practice


Who Should Attend

Patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys, patent agents, technical advisors, patent liaisons, and patent inventors, with or without a Patent Office registration number and with little or no patent experience, will greatly benefit by attending this program.


McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is a PLI Privileged Member and the program is free to attend or view. Please reach out to our dedicated PLI Membership Account Manager Michael Kousoulas ( if you seek assistance with your registration.

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