Fall 2012 Course Highlight – Federal Circuit Law (2010-2012)
July 25, 2012 by jmornini
Registration is open for the Fall 2012 Advanced Courses Conference from October 17-23, 2012 at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas & Spa in Indian Wells, California. We’ve already looked at one key course on the America Invents Act that will be held at both the Summer and Fall 2012 Advanced Courses Conferences, and we’ve also highlighted other popular courses that will be held in the Fall or Summer:
The Fall 2012 Course highlighted today will guide you through two years of relevant cases from the Federal Circuit and will describe how the America Invents Act 2011 (AIA) may affect Federal Circuit Law. Read on to learn all about Federal Circuit Law (2010-2012)!
Course Details – Federal Circuit Law (2010-2012)
This one-of-a-kind faculty, all past Law Clerks and Technical Advisors spanning the court’s history, provide matchless inside perspective and candid, unequaled insight to Federal Circuit law – past, present and future. This now becomes particularly unique given the America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA), and the lecturers’ commentary on whether and how the AIA may affect Federal Circuit law.
Why Should You Take This Course?
Each week the Federal Circuit publishes opinions that materially “clarify” and sometimes “alter” existing practice. One cannot competently practice as a patent attorney today, in prosecution, litigation, counseling or licensing without an understanding of the Federal Circuit’s most recent opinions. The distinguished faculty of Federal Circuit Law (2010-2012) will expertly guide you through two years of relevant and up-to-the-minute cases in an interactive lecture format that encourages active attendee participation. Moreover, lecturers will discuss new cases in the context of prior cases (many outside the two-year time span), thus giving you not only “current law,” but also a perspective on how the law has changed.
In many respects, this is a user-designed dynamic course. Course evaluations are collected and analyzed to determine the topics and emphasis users desire. For the many that have attended this course punctually every two years, the curriculum, in response to user input, retains the topics you have come to expect, but has been expanded to include separate chapters and lectures on Federal Circuit en banc cases and Supreme Court cases, selected important cases that do not conveniently fit within a single topic (“crossover cases”) as well as noteworthy practice & procedure cases, noteworthy appellate practice cases, joint infringement, and selected Hatch-Waxman cases, among others – and now including the AIA.
As attested by hundreds of past course attendees, the faculty presents just the right amount of factual and legal detail for mastering each Federal Circuit case discussed. Legal ethics and inequitable conduct will be presented on the second day from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., as currently estimated.
You will receive a thorough course book, chock full of notes, examples, and case law as part of your course material.
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