Archive for February, 2013

If you want to get concrete patent drafting and negotiating advice with precise references to existing law, then attend the comprehensive Drafting Patent License Agreements course at the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program from April 11-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. Faculty members for this course include patent law experts Patrick O’Reilley, Brian Kacedon, and William Pratt. The course lays the groundwork for a clause-by-clause examination of all significant elements of the patent licensing agreement. The practical questions always focused on are how and whether each element is sufficient to serve the business needs of the parties while remaining legally viable. The main components of typical licensing agreements, from the opening part through the execution and authentication provisions, are examined in detail. Practical, hypothetical illustrative examples are used, often in workshop form, with carefully crafted problem handouts distributed to the attendees during the course.

Throughout the course, the faculty members emphasize achieving legally satisfactory drafting results by recognizing the logical principles that underlie the job to be done. Sample forms are used to explain the practical considerations upon which they are based. Law and precedent are presented in terms that make clear the legal reasoning behind recommended drafting approaches. Legal ethics in license negotiations will be presented during the afternoon session on Day 2 and in misuse issues during the morning session of Day 3, as currently estimated.

Course Details for the Art and Science of Patent Searching

  • Dates: April 11-13, 2013
  • Course Times:8:15-11:30; 1:30-4:45 (Thurs-Fri); 8:15-11:30 (Sat)
  • Projected CLE: 15.0 hours
  • Projected Ethics Credit: 2.0 hours
  • Course Materials:  The text for the course is the Seventh Edition of the classic, Drafting Patent License Agreements (BNA), by Brian G. Brunsvold, D. Patrick O’Reilley and D. Brian Kacedon.  This Seventh Edition includes a computer disk, which has a set of form paragraphs that can be incorporated, with careful editing, into a license agreement to be prepared by the course attendee.  The hardcopy edition of the course text will be given to each attendee at the course.  The volume containing the printed slides that will be used throughout the lectures will also be provided at the course; this volume will include extensive license drafting workshop materials and Justice Department licensing guidelines.

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.  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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The USPTO announced recently that they will be updating the content of the Patent Bar Exam on or about April 2, 2013 to reflect the provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) that will take effect on March 16, 2013.  How can you thoroughly prepare for these changes to the Exam that are right around the corner?  Patent Resources Group has the answer:

Our March 18-22, 2013 Classroom course in Alexandria, VA (and all subsequent Classroom courses) will be updated to reflect these changes, as will our Video Course.

These updated Classroom Patent Bar Review courses will be taking place at locations across the US in 2013:

  • March 18-22, 2013 in Alexandria VA at the Westin Alexandria.
  • May 6-10, 2013 in Chicago, IL at the Four Points by Sheraton Chicago.
  • June 17-21, 2013 in Boston, MA at the Colonnade Hotel.
The Westin Alexandria, location of the March Classroom Patent Bar Review.

The Westin Alexandria, location of the March Classroom Patent Bar Review.

You can also purchase the Online Video Course, which is now available through the intuitive, easy-to-use video-on-demand interface on the PRG website. The Video Course provides all of the same instruction and materials as the Classroom Course, with the flexibility of proceeding at your own pace.

Through both the Classroom course and the Online Video Course, you’ll receive:

  • 37.5 hours of instruction time.
  • Detailed course presentation slides that facilitate note-taking and are an indispensable resource in organizing your study-time and review after the class.
  • Free access to the new and improved online version of ExamWare®, our highly-acclaimed patent exam preparation software.
  • A detailed study plan to help you plan and organize your preparation activities in the months leading up the exam.

With PRG’s Bar Review Course, you always receive the most comprehensive level of preparation possible — we cover all topics that could be included on your exam and provide in-depth analysis of approximately 100 questions from past exams throughout the course. The course will also cover all changes to the Exam based on provisions from the American Invents Act, so be prepared for the updated Patent Bar Exam after April 2013 by studying with PRG!

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