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PRG’s 2013 Annual Spring Advanced Courses Program is coming up soon in Orlando, Florida from April 7-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

We know you’ve been thinking about registering, so don’t delay any longer!  Sign up for your courses by February 6, 2013 and you’ll save $100 on each 3-day course (and pay the same tuition rates that we’ve been offering since 2005)!  You’ll also get special pricing on our one-day courses — $795 per course instead of $995 — if you sign up for a 3-day course at this same Program.

Register today to take advantage of these great savings!

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

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Learn how to assist your clients in developing competitive, non-infringing products by attending the extremely popular “Designing Around” Valid U.S. Patents course at the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program from April 7-9, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.  PRG has offered the “Designing Around” Valid U.S. Patents course for 15 years, and it remains one of the most popular course offerings. Instructors for this course include esteemed patent law experts Patrick Burns, John Pinkerton, Patricia Prior, and Robert Turner.  This course will show practitioners representing potential infringers how to counsel competitive product design under the guidance of Federal Circuit and Supreme Court cases, which will almost always be viewed as effective “designing around.”

This course will explore the current condition of claim construction in detail and explain how competitors can use it to their advantage, even when the claims on their face are literally infringed. Four cookbooks are provided, covering:

  • literal infringement.
  • infringement under the doctrine of equivalents.
  • infringement of means plus function claim elements.
  • prosecution history estoppel.

Using and following these cookbooks, which distill opinions by the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court in cases from Pennwalt to Festo IX, any patent practitioner can counsel his or her client on how to “design around” the patented invention with almost certain impunity – a design that appropriates the patented invention and that, prior to Pennwalt and its progeny, would have been held an infringement rather than the socially desirable activity of “designing around.”

To ensure no confusion on anyone’s part in this exercise, the faculty and students will go through several claim construction exercises and compare their conclusions with the Federal Circuit’s claim construction in actual cases. A mock design around exercise will also be presented. The demonstration considers client, marketing and engineering perspectives, in addition to legal analysis.

Course Details for the Art and Science of Patent Searching

  • Dates: April 7-9, 2013
  • Course Times: 8:15-11:30; 1:30-4:45 (Sun-Mon); 8:15-11:30 (Tues)
  • Projected CLE: 15.0 hours
  • Projected Ethics Credit: 2.0 hours
  • Course Materials: The two-volume text for “Designing Around” Valid U.S. Patents is authored by the distinguished course faculty, each of whom has extensive successful litigation, prosecution and counseling experience.

About the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses

The Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program will be held April 7-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida, and 15 excellent patent law courses will be offered, including thirteen 3-day courses and two 1-day seminars, including the blockbuster course, America Invents Act: Monumental Changes, the Consequences and the Unanswered Questions.  Now is the time to register for this Program, since you can save $100 on any 3-day course by registering now through February 6, 2013. For PRG attendees, we are offering an incredible room rate of $199.00 (single or double, plus tax) at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

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Presented in partnership with Management Forum.

PRG’s 2013 Annual Spring Advanced Courses Program is coming up soon in Orlando, Florida from April 7-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

And we are excited to announce that, in partnership with Management Forum, we are offering a new 1-day course at this program on April 10 entitled, “The European Unitary Patent and Unified Court: What Counsel Needs to Know”!  The EU Parliament is expected to conclude the negotiations imminently on the EU’s future unitary patent system.  The new single patent litigation system proposed, embodied in the Unified Patent Court, will have exclusive competence in respect of actions relating to the validity or infringement of a European unitary patent.  This course will cover how the new system will work and how to formulate strategies for working with — or without — it.  You’ll learn what U.S. practitioners need to know about European practice in this new environment.

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And don’t forget — if you register by February 6, 2013, you’ll save $100 on each 3-day course (and pay the same tuition rates that we’ve been offering since 2005)!  You’ll also get special pricing on our one-day courses if you sign up for a 3-day course at this same program.

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The Magalog for Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program is now available online! The Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program will be held April 7-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida, and 15 excellent patent law courses will be offered, including thirteen 3-day courses and two 1-day seminars, including the blockbuster course, America Invents Act: Monumental Changes, the Consequences and the Unanswered Questions.  Learn all the details about these excellent courses that cover a variety of highly relevant topics on patent law, business strategies, and patent searching.

The Magalog for the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program describes the patent law courses available April 7-13, 2013.

The Magalog for the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program describes the patent law courses available April 7-13, 2013.

Now is the time to register for this Program, since you can save $100 on any 3-day course by registering now through February 6, 2013. For PRG attendees, we are offering an incredible room rate of $199.00 (single or double, plus tax) at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

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We are pleased to announce a new one-day seminar, presented jointly by Management Forum and Patent Resources Group, that will cover what all patent attorneys need to know about the European Unitary Patent and Unified Court. This ground-breaking seminar will be held at the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program on April 10, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.

On June 29, 2012, the European Council decided on the seat of the central division of the new Unified Patent Court.  The EU Parliament is expected to conclude the negotiations imminently on the EU’s future unitary patent system.  The new single patent litigation system proposed, embodied in the Unified Patent Court, will have exclusive competence in respect of actions relating to the validity or infringement of a European unitary patent.  It is essential for all patent practitioners to know how this new system will work and how to formulate strategies for working with – or without – it.  This course provides an essential guide to all these issues, presented by leading practitioners from the UK and Germany.

The course includes presentation of simple decision and timing flowcharts intended for re-use by attendees in their own presentations to colleagues, for efficient and professional dissemination of know-how across businesses.

Course Details for The European Unitary Patent and Unified Court: What Counsel Needs to Know

  • Dates: April  10, 2013
  • Course Times: 8:15-11:45; 1:45-5:00 (Wed)
  • Projected CLE: 6.5 hours
  • Course Materials: Attendees will receive a course material folder containing documentation provided by the speakers.  They will also receive a CD containing Powerpoint presentations which can be used for future reference.

About the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses

The Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program will be held April 7-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida, and 15 excellent patent law courses will be offered, including thirteen 3-day courses and two 1-day seminars, including the blockbuster course, America Invents Act: Monumental Changes, the Consequences and the Unanswered Questions.  Now is the time to register for this Program, since you can save $100 on any 3-day course by registering now through February 6, 2013. For PRG attendees, we are offering an incredible room rate of $199.00 (single or double, plus tax) at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

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Our first classroom Bar Review Course of 2013 is next week! If you sign up for and attend this January 21-25, 2013 classroom Bar Review Course in Pasadena, CA, we will give you the video course for FREE!  This is an $820 value, so don’t pass up this chance to supplement your classroom work with our video course at no cost to you.  As always, both our video course and our classroom course reflect all the latest changes to the law and to the USPTO registration exam.

The USPTO announced recently that they will be updating the registration exam in early April 2013 to reflect the provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) that take effect on March 16, 2013.  Why not prepare now and take the exam before it changes in April?

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PRG’s 2013 Annual Spring Advanced Courses Program is coming up soon in Orlando, Florida from April 7-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

Act now — if you register by February 6, 2013, you’ll save $100 on each 3-day course (and pay the same tuition rates that we’ve been offering since 2005)!  You’ll also get special pricing on our one-day courses if you sign up for a 3-day course at this same program.

Sign up today to ensure you take advantage of the best pricing!  We’re offering 15 great advanced patent law courses, which have been updated to reflect the impacts of the AIA.  Plus, we’re offering an amazing room rate of $199 per night at a world-class resort.

So check out our Spring 2013 Advanced Courses line-up and register today!

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