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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.  You still have time to sign up, but the registration deadline is March 2, 2012, this Thursday!  We’ve posted an overview of all Spring 2012 Advanced Courses and looked at many of the valuable patent law courses available through the program:

Continue reading to learn about a crucial course taught by a team of highly experienced trial lawyers on the topic of Patent Infringement Litigation.
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The hotel registration deadline for PRG’s Spring 2012 Advanced Courses Program (March 25-31, 2012) is March 2 — just days away! We cannot guarantee that rooms will be available at our special PRG rate of $249 per night (or at any price) after March 2.

So take a few minutes today to register for your courses and make your reservation at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. Our Spring 2012 Program features some of our most popular courses, including:

  • Due Diligence Investigations: Get a comprehensive look at strategies for conducting every phase of intellectual property due diligence investigations, with an emphasis on issues relating to U.S. patent law.
  • Patent Damages: (First time as a 3-day course!) The new 3-day format allows the faculty to provide even more in-depth coverage of issues such as general principles of patent damages, steps to calculate a reasonable royalty, and enhanced damages and willful infringement.
  • Procuring and Enforcing Business Method and Other Software-Based Patents After Bilski and BMC: This course addresses the difficult and sophisticated task of how best to claim, prosecute and litigate software-based inventions in their rich variety.

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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.  You still have time to sign up, but the registration deadline is March 2, 2012!

Software and business method patents are an important topic in the patent law field, and the America Invents Act impacts software patents in general and business method patents in particular.  The course highlighted today offers strategies for procuring, exploiting and enforcing software and business method patents, and it also explains how the America Invents Act affects these patents.  Read on to learn about the the essential course Procuring & Enforcing Business Method & Other Software-Based Patents After Bilski & BMC!

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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.  You still have time to sign up, but the registration deadline is March 2, 2012!  We’ve posted an overview of all Spring 2012 Advanced Courses and looked at many of the valuable patent law courses available through the program:

Today’s course highlight gives insight to Federal Circuit law – past, present and future. After the jump, learn more about Federal Circuit Law (2010-2012)!
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Patent Resources Group, in association with Management Forum UK Ltd, is pleased to announce that the course “The Art and Science of Patent Searching – Patentability, Validity & Infringement” will be offered from March 7-9, 2012 at the Rembrandt Hotel in London.  This popular course will be taught by Matthew Rodgers, who is the Managing Director, Europe for Landon IP Ltd. and is based in the firm’s new office that recently opened in London.  Matthew Rodgers developed and is a faculty member for “The Art and Science of Patent Searching” offered through PRG’s Advanced Courses Programs, and this will be the third time he is teaching it in the UK in partnership with Management Forum.  Prior to his current role, Mr. Rodgers was the Vice President in charge of Landon IP’s Patent Search Group, where he managed over 90 patent analysts; he is an expert in all aspects of patent searching and analytics.

The course will be offered March 7-9, 2012 at the The Rembrandt Hotel in London, and this three-day course will comprehensively teach how to conduct a professional patent search through lecture and practical hands-on patent searching exercises.

Upon completion of the course, the attendee will have learned:

  • How to approach a search in a systematic, methodical and exhaustive way.
  • How to properly scope a search before even beginning.
  • How to carefully search by ECLA and other classification systems, text query progression and citations, knowing the benefits and pitfalls of each.
  • Both the major differences and subtle nuances in the steps of conducting a patentability, validity or infringement patent search.
  • How to structure a proper and thorough non-patent literature search.
  • Approaches to searching non-English language patents and published applications and non-patent literature.
  • The differences between the major patent search engines and important considerations in selecting an appropriate search tool.

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The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, FL.

PRG’s Spring 2012 Advanced Courses program runs from March 25-31, 2012.  It will be here before you know it!

And the hotel registration deadline is March 2 — only two weeks away!  The enticing combination of the world’s best patent courses and Spring in Florida means that spaces are filling quickly.  We cannot guarantee that rooms will be available at our special PRG rate of $249 per night (or at any price) after March 2.

So take a few minutes today to register for your courses and make your reservations at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa.

Check out our website for the full Spring 2012 course line-up, which includes a special one-day course, focusing entirely on the America Invents Act (AIA) that every practitioner needs to take.  Special offer: If you take a 3-day course at this program, you’ll get a special reduced rate for the AIA course!

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The blog “Passing the Patent Bar with PRG” gives readers some suggestions about where they can network online with other professionals in the patent and intellectual property law fields:

While studying for the Patent Bar Exam, it’s essential to network with other professionals in the field of patent law. You can share study tips and resources with others who are also studying for the Exam, and you can also gain guidance from patent law experts who have years of experience working in the field.  So without further ado, here are some of the best places online where you can meet other patent law professionals.

Want to know where the best online networking opportunities are for patent law professionals?  Then read the post!

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