Archive for April, 2009

Alexandria, Va. (April 28, 2009)—Patent Resources Group (PRG), the nation’s leading patent educator, is offering several programs in the Spring and Summer of 2009 that are specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals who want to enter the patent field or improve their skills.


PRG’s industry leading Patent Bar Review Course provides attorneys and scientists with outstanding preparation for passing the USPTO Patent Bar exam on the first try.  Attendees receive the most comprehensive level of preparation possible, enabling them to learn the material, pass the exam, and practice their profession.


PRG’s Summer Workshops – How to Craft, Draft, and Prosecute Patents That Win at the Federal Circuit – are designed for entry-level patent practitioners with up to two years of experience.  Workshop participants learn the framework and underlying case law required in the real world – training that would otherwise have to be provided by senior counsel.


“PRG has a long-standing commitment to supporting the growth of new talent in the patent field through our Bar Review Courses and our Workshops,” says Vanessa Brown, Patent Resources Group’s Vice President.  “Furthermore, we’ll facilitate attendees’ continued career growth by automatically enrolling them for Loyalty Program pricing at our Advanced Courses programs in October 2009 and in 2010.”


PRG’s Bar Review Course is being offered on the following dates

  • May 4-8, 2009 in Chicago, IL
  • June 22-26, 2009 in Boston, MA


PRG’s Summer Workshop is being offered on the following dates:

  • June 10-13, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA
  • July 22-25 in Washington, DC


To sign up for any of these programs, please go to http://www.patentresources.com.

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Alexandria, VA  (April 14, 2009) –  Global patent solution provider, Landon IP, Inc., and its educational service  division, Patent Resources Group, Inc. (“PRG”), have granted distribution rights of Patent Practice 8th Edition in Asia to Chizai Corporation of Japan.


Patent Practice 8th Edition has been updated to reflect the latest US patent laws and cases.  PRG educates nearly 3,000 students a year and Patent Practice is utilized in the PRG’s industry leading Patent Bar Review Course.  Chizai Corporation is a leading institution for providing intellectual property translation services and educational seminars for Japanese IP professionals.


“We are very pleased to expand our collaborative work with Chizai Corporation” says, Takaharu Nakashima, Director of Asian Markets, Landon IP.  Nakashima continues, “We see a huge increase of patent activities in and from Asia, and the United States as the largest commercial market in the world, is a critical IP battle ground for everyone.  Patent Practice is an essential guide to anyone who handles patent issues in the U.S.” 


Munetake Hamaguchi, CEO of Chizai Corporation added, “We are confident the Patent Practice will add values to legal professionals in Japan, China, South Korea and other parts of Asia.  Patent Practice 8th Edition will assist law professionals to have better understanding of the latest US patent law.”  Hamaguchi continues, “Chizai Corporation specializes in global IP translation and education services, and we are delighted to work with Landon IP and Patent Resources Group.  We hope to grow our cooperative business with Landon IP in the future.”



For more information about Landon IP and Patent Resources Group, please visit http://www.landon-ip.com, http://www.patentresources.com

For more information about Chizai Corporation, please visit http://www.chizai.jp/english/index_E.html


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Patent Resources Group Wins Certification fro

Japan Patent Attorneys Association

First Non-Japanese Firm to Open Doors to Japanese Patent Professionals, Students

Alexandria, Va. (February 9, 2009)-Patent Resources Group (PRG), the nation’s leading patent education firm, has become the first non-Japanese legal education provider to earn certification from the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA). The JPAA granted official accreditation to PRG on January 28, 2009.

As individual courses are approved, Japanese patent attorneys will now be able to earn credit for attending Patent Resources Group’s patent education programs, which include Patent Bar Review courses, Workshops and Advanced Courses. PRG has provided professionals and students with comprehensive strategies for practicing patent law since 1969. All courses are taught by an acclaimed group of the industry’s most experienced attorneys, litigators and strategists, who guide students to successfully apply patent law to real-world intellectual property issues.

“I am pleased that the JPAA has recognized Patent Resources Group’s exceptional quality and that we will now be able to actively meet Japan’s IP educational needs,” says Takaharu Nakashima, Patent Resources Group’s Director of Asian Markets. “As patents in the global economy grow in significance, Japanese professionals must focus more on strategic planning, practice and utilization of intellectual property rights. With 40 years of history and knowledge, we believe PRG will be the educational bridge between the U.S. and Japan.”

The JPAA is the Japanese regulatory body that oversees patent education in Japan. According to the Japanese Patent Office[update], there are more than 6,800 patent attorneys and agents practicing in Japan.

About Patent Resources Group

Patent Resources Group provides courses and publications in all aspects of patent practice for professionals at all levels of experience. Patent Resources Group offers patent training programs in major cities and destinations, over the Internet, and on-site at companies and law firms, and attracts attendees from around the world.

Patent Resources Group was established in 1969 by Professor Irving Kayton, Professor of Law Emeritus, George Mason University, and founder of the Patent and Intellectual Property Law Program at George Washington University. Since its inception, the company has taught patent law and related courses to 40,000 patent attorneys, agents, engineers, and scientists.

Takaharu Nakashima, Patent Resources Group’s Director of Asian Markets, is available to discuss international patent law and Japanese patent law education. Contact Daniel Waldman at 410-962-6447 or dw@planitagency.com to arrange an interview.

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Alexandria, Va. (April 8, 2009)-Patent Resources Group, the nation’s leading educator of patent professionals, is providing attendees at their upcoming Advanced Courses program in Orlando, Florida with a unique opportunity to hear from Chief Judge Paul R. Michel of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  He will give the keynote address prior to the cocktail reception on April 23, 2009, speaking on the topic of “Higher Hurdles Under §101 and §103”.

In addition to hearing from Chief Judge Michel, attendees at the April Advanced Courses program will be able to choose from a total of 20 courses, four of which are new courses that are debuting at the April program.  Patent Resources Group’s Advanced Courses are designed to provide practicing attorneys and proessionals with comprehensive strategies for applying patent law and to keep them up-to-date with the most recent changes to the patent field.

The program runs from April 19-25 at the Omno Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.  A program schedule and complete course descriptions are available online at www.patentresources.com.  Participants in the program will also have the opportunity to network with fellow patent professionals as well as Patent Resources Group’s acclaimed faculty.

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