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It is not too late to register for the nation’s leading patent law education program.  We are still accepting registrations for our Spring 2014 Advanced Courses Program.  This major industry event will take place from March 30 through April 5, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in beautiful Bonita Springs, Florida.  We encourage interested patent attorneys, patent agents, and litigators to act quickly and register today because spaces are limited.

With any course registration, you will receive superior instruction from patent industry leaders, as well as the following complimentary benefits:

  • All course materials
  • CLE credit
  • Daily continental breakfasts and breaks (for each day of your classes)
  • Networking and cocktail reception (your guests are welcome!)
  • Meeting room WiFi

If you have attended our Advanced Courses Programs in the past, you know that you can expect a quality experience from PRG courses.  If you’re new to PRG, we’re ready to prove to you that we’re the best.  Regardless of your situation, register today for one or more of the 15 outstanding advanced patent law courses that we are offering at this program.  Check out our full course catalog or visit our website for more details about this Program.

We are presenting our Patent Bar Prep course in Atlanta for the first time since 2008!   Join us March 10-14, 2014 and take advantage of our top-notch training in the state-of-the-art Atlanta Executive Conference Center, conveniently located on storied Peachtree Street.  PRG is 100% focused on your exam success, and our Patent Bar Prep Course is unlike any others on the market:

  • Benefit from the PRG guarantee – we’ll be there until you pass the exam!
  • Get our total solution for one low price -the classroom course, our online course, and online exam prep software (ExamWare®).
  • Be confident that your materials are always up-to-date to reflect the latest exam changes.
  • Connect with other students by joining PRG’s Yammer group.
  • Interact during the five-day course with faculty and fellow students – for those who need the structure of a classroom course, this will be time well spent.
  • Get in-depth analysis of approximately 100 questions throughout the course.
  • Get updates for free within one year of the date of your classroom course.
  • Benefit from our highly regarded, experienced and dedicated faculty.
  • If you’re a student, we offer an amazing student rate.

Act now or this opportunity will be “gone with the wind” – register today!

If you are interested in post-grant patent practice, PRG is offering two distinct courses on this hot topic at our Spring 2014 Advanced Courses Program.  This leading industry educational and networking event is being held from March 30-April 5, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, FL.

The 3-day course focuses on Review and Reexamination and has been one of our highest-rated courses since its first offering 5 years ago.  The new 1-day course focuses on Reissue.  Both courses are taught by Kevin Laurence and Matt Phillips, two extremely skilled and dedicated practitioners.  Read below for more details on these two courses.

Post-Grant Patent Practice: Review and Reexamination (March 30-April 1, 2014)

The first day of this two-and-a-half-day course focuses on ex parte reexamination and also addresses inter partes reexamination.  The second day is dedicated to inter partes review.  Topics covered in the final half day include post-grant review, covered business method patent review, and ethical issues related to review proceedings and reexamination.  The course covers strategies, tactics, best practices and case studies for review and reexamination.  The course is for both patent practitioners who appear before the PTO in these proceedings, as well as litigators who must deal with the increasingly common role of PTO proceedings in the context of disputes.

Some of the key topics covered by this course include how to:

  • Develop strategies for the use of concurrent litigation and review proceedings
  • Prepare review petitions that result in institution on all proposed rejections
  • Appreciate the objectives at each incremental due date of review proceedings
  • Understand what PTAB judges view favorably as parties conduct review proceedings
  • Strategically use the guidance from the PTAB’s growing body of jurisprudence
  • Utilize review and reexamination to obtain a stay or other benefits in related litigation
  • Make well-informed choices between review proceedings and reexamination and how each is best used
  • Understand the repercussions that review and reexamination can have on settlement

Post-Grant Patent Practice: Reissue, Owner-Requested Reexamination & Supplemental Examination — NEW COURSE (April 2, 2014)

Reissue is an indispensable tool for every patent owner, especially those who find themselves having a valuable patent that no longer has a continuation pending.

For patent prosecutors this course covers strategies, tactics, best practices and case studies for the following tools:

  • Reissue
  • Owner-requested ex parte reexamination
  • Supplemental examination (new under the AIA)
  • Other options such as certificate of correction, disclaimer, and “corrective” claim construction

For patent owners, this course provides training to:

  • Choose among ex parte reexamination, reissue and supplemental examination to best strengthen and improve a patent
  • Avoid, when possible, intervening rights that arise via the cancellation or amendment of claims
  • Understand how and when these proceedings may be merged
  • Select information to be disclosed to the PTO from concurrent litigation or other PTO proceedings

Register today for either or both of these outstanding courses!  And check out the full course catalog for this Program!

We recently announced that registration is open for PRG’s Spring 2014 Advanced Courses Program, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, FL from March 30-April 5, 2014.  The Program catalog providing detailed course descriptions and additional information about the Program and the Resort will be in the mail shortly to all of our prior attendees.  In the meantime, however, you can access the Program catalog online to get all of the information you need to select your courses, register, and make your reservation at the Resort.

The Spring 2014 Advanced Courses Program features 15 outstanding patent law courses — 12 three-day courses and 3 one-day courses — delivered by the leading educator of patent professionals.  The curriculum includes 2 brand new courses and an expanded and updated version of our popular course on Post-Grant Patent Practice.  All of our returning courses have been updated as needed to reflect current case law and the ongoing impacts of the AIA.

If you are interested in attending this Program, you can register online or by fax or mail.  Register by February 10, 2014 to take advantage of our Early Bird Pricing.  And be sure to reserve your room at the Resort by the hotel reservation cut-off date of March 10, 2014, to take advantage of the special PRG attendee room rate of $259 per night.

PRG is returning to sunny Florida for the Spring 2014 Advanced Courses Program.  The Program will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, FL from March 30-April 5, 2014.  Attendees have their choice of 15 outstanding patent law courses delivered by the leading educator of patent professionals, including:

If you are interested in attending this program, you can register online or by fax or mail.  Register by February 10, 2014 to take advantage of our Early Bird Pricing.  And reserve your room at the Resort by the hotel reservation cut-off date of March 10, 2014, to be sure you get a space at the special PRG attendee room rate of $259 per night.

PRG is 100% focused on patent law, and our industry-leading Patent Bar Review Course is 100% focused on helping you to pass the latest version of the exam.  And now you can truly learn your way because for one price, you will be able to:

  • Attend a live classroom course
  • Access our online video course
  • Access ExamWare®, our highly-acclaimed online patent exam preparation software
  • Access our Patent Bar Review online support group to take advantage of a social learning experience

So register today to get everything you need for a successful exam experience!  Registration is currently open for the following three Classroom Courses:

  • January 27-31, 2014, Dallas, TX
  • March 10-14, 2014, Atlanta, GA
  • May 19-23, 2014, Washington, DC Metro Area

Details about additional 2014 Classroom Courses will be available soon.

The Patent Bar Exam is very difficult.  In 2013, the pass rate fell to 46.8%, down 7 percentage points from 2012 and the lowest pass rate in 10 years.  PRG has a proven methodology to assist you in preparing for the exam.  And we guarantee that if you take our course, you’ll successfully pass the Patent Bar Exam.  If you don’t, we will continue to provide you with support until you do.  You can’t afford to take an inferior exam preparation course, so register today for the nation’s leading Patent Bar Review Course.

For the second year in a row, Patent Resources Group is proud to be a supporter of the Dade Legal Aid Society’s charitable fundraiser.  The Fourth Annual Patently Impossible Project will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Miami Science Museum in Miami, FL.  The Patently Impossible Project is a charity race where teams compete to be the first to assemble a patented invention, using only the provided parts and tools, and the instructions in a patent registration. Admission to the event is free, as is the complimentary cocktail reception, but attendees should register in advance.  Attendees will have the opportunity to “bet” on the winner by purchasing raffle tickets for door prizes.

The Patently Impossible Project also hosts a Silent Auction, which will include a special auction item donated by PRG!  The winning bidder will receive FREE TUITION for one course (valued at up to $2,295) at Patent Resources Group’s Spring 2014 Advanced Courses Program at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida on March 30-April 5, 2014.  The winning bidder will also receive instructional materials for the selected course, morning and afternoon refreshments, and admission to PRG’s reception on the first evening of classes.  The winning bidder will be responsible for all other expenses related to attending the course, such as hotel accommodations, meals, and airfare.

Do you want to attend the 2013 Patently Impossible Project event and bid to win a free PRG course for the Spring 2014 Advanced Courses Program?  Visit the Patently Impossible Project website to learn more, and be sure to register in advance!

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