Registration is open for the Fall 2012 Advanced Courses Conference from October 17-23, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa (formerly 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 the Fall 2012 Advanced Courses Conference, and we’ve also highlighted other popular courses that will be held this fall:
- “Designing Around” Valid U.S. Patents
- Art and Science of Patent Searching
- Drafting Patent License Agreements
- Post-Grant Patent Practice
- Claim and Specification Drafting for a Single EPO/USPTO Patent Application
- Patent Due Diligence in the AIA Era
Today’s highlighted course is updated based on the AIA and demonstrates how chemical claims are constructed and construed. Read on to learn about our popular course on Chemical Patent Practice!
Course Details – Chemical Patent Practice
- Dates: October 21-23, 2012
- Projected CLE: 16.5 hours
- Projected Ethics Credit: 2.0 hours
- Instructors: Paul Browning, Deborah Herzfeld, Tom Irving, and Jill MacAlpine.
- Course Times: 8:15-11:30; 1:30-4:15 (Sun-Tues)
- 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;
- 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 progeny thereof, and the impact of the AIA supplemental examination procedure that went into effect Sept. 16, 2012; 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.