PRG’s Spring 2012 Advanced Courses Program will be held from March 25-31, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida, and all courses have been updated to reflect the many impacts of AIA. We’ve posted an overview of all Spring 2012 Advanced Courses and looked at a variety of courses: “Designing Around Valid U.S. Patents” , Art and Science of Patent Searching, and Crafting and Drafting Winning Patents. Now let’s look at a specialized course for chemical patent practitioners: Chemical Patent Practice.
General Information: Chemical Patent Practice
- Course Dates: March 25, 2012 – March 27, 2012
- Course Times: 8:15-11:30; 1:30-4:15 (Sun-Tues)
- Projected CLE: 16.5 hours
- Projected Ethics Credit: 2.0 hour
- Instructors: Paul Browning, Tom Irving, Jill MacAlpine, Erik Puknys and Mark Sweet.
- For more detailed information on this course, visit this page of the PRG website
- obtaining broad claim construction for literal infringement purposes, particularly by avoiding “vile” language (i.e., lightning rods for noninfringement and §112, para. 2 invalidity) that is best described as patent profanity;
- utilizing the doctrine of equivalents to the extent that the doctrine still exists;
- surviving Festo;
- avoiding a best mode rejection from the examiner;
- destroying, not rebutting, a defective prima facie case of obviousness in our current post-KSR world, including illustrations from several real U.S. patents prosecuted by a faculty member;
- obtaining the broadest possible claims by avoiding too many and unduly narrow limitations;
- obtaining claims that will be directly and literally infringed by competitors rather than by customers;
- proving literal infringement of claims in litigation;
- obtaining claims infringed by “downstream” infringers;
- preparing and prosecuting the application to avoid inequitable conduct in view of the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in Therasense and subsequent cases; and
- understanding the implications of the various provisions and effective dates of the America Invents Act (“AIA”), particularly as they relate to filing strategies in and around the rapidly-approaching March 16, 2013 date when the first inventor to file provisions take effect.
Registration, Hotel Information, FAQs, and Special Offers:
- If you’re interested in registering online for this Spring 2012 Advanced Course, visit this page on the PRG website!
- You can also view the Spring 2012 Advanced Courses Catalog, which includes a print registration form.
- Visit this page for more information on the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Spring, FL.
- Want general information on PRG’s Advanced Courses? Visit this FAQ page.
- And finally, learn about all the ways you can save through PRG’s Special Offers!