Archive for February, 2011

Alexandria, VA (February 28, 2011) – Patent Resources Group (PRG) will be giving our Bar Review Course attendees a helping hand this year. After our attendees pass the USPTO’s patent bar exam, we will pay the $100 attorney/agent registration fee that is due to the USPTO after passing. Brad Buehler, the Senior Vice President of PRG, had this to say:

Passing the patent bar exam is a major career milestone for our students, and we want to help them celebrate. We are implementing this special offer to recognize their accomplishment, which is the payoff for all of their hard work based on our course materials and study method.

Additional details about how our successful attendees can take advantage of this offer will be posted to the “Special Offers” page of our website in the near future.

PRG’s first classroom Bar Review Course for 2011 will be held in Washington, DC from March 7-11, 2011. We are still taking registrations for this program, but anyone interested in attending should register immediately, as time is running out and the class is filling up. It is important to note that, though the USPTO recently announced that they will soon update the exam to reflect new source material, our March course will provide attendees with the preparation needed for a successful exam experience, whether they plan to take the exam before or after the latest changes are implemented.

In addition to our March course, PRG will be offering the following additional Bar Review Courses in 2011:

  • Chicago, IL – May 16-20, 2011
  • Boston, MA – June 20-24, 2011
  • Newport Beach, CA (Orange County) – September 12-16, 2011
  • New York, NY – November 7-11, 2011
  • Dallas, TX – December 5-9, 2011

For those who prefer a home-study option, PRG offers the video version of our Patent Bar Review course.

Mr. Buehler added:

We have big plans in store for further enhancements to our industry-leading Bar Review Course that will be announced this Spring. Stay tuned!

For more information about PRG’s Bar Review Course and other 2011 programs, please visit the Patent Resources Group website.

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Alexandria, VA (February 10, 2011) – Patent Resources Group (PRG) will be offering a brand new one-day course titled “Patent Damages” at the upcoming Advanced Courses program being held in Naples, Florida from April 10-16, 2011.

Patent damages, an essential remedy for patent holders, is a crucial area of the law for all patent practitioners to understand, whether representing patentees or alleged infringers. This course will comprehensively cover the current state of the law regarding patent damages and will equip patent practitioners with the tools necessary to knowledgeably and expertly advocate their clients’ damages demands.

Specific topics to be covered, among others, include:

  • The underlying basis for patent damages
  • How to calculate a reasonable royalty
  • Establishment of lost profits in a patent damages case
  • Evaluation of forum-shopping considerations
  • Enhanced damages
  • Innovative damage arguments
  • Comparative analysis of U.S. patent damages to patent damages in other countries

The faculty members for this course are:

All three instructors have been involved in the damages phase of numerous litigation cases, including ivi4 in its successful affirmation of an over $200 million verdict against Microsoft; Crucible Steel Company in its successful effort to obtain an injunction and travel damages against Kloster Speed Steel; and 3M in a dispute with Dentsply, where a creative defensive damage argument resulted in a substantially lower mediation and settlement award.

This course will be offered on April 13, 2011. This is the only opportunity to take this course this year, as it will not be offered at any of PRG’s other 2011 Advanced Courses programs. The program is being held at the Naples Grande Beach Resort (formerly The Registry) in Naples, Florida. Fourteen other courses will be offered over the course of the program from April 10-16.

For additional information about the Patent Damages course or the rest of the April program, please go to our April 2011 Advanced Courses program homepage.

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