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PRG’s Fall 2013 Advanced Courses Program will be held from October 16-22, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach, CA.  We are offering 12 outstanding advanced patent education courses, including the 3 that are highlighted below.

Check out the full course catalog for our Fall 2013 Advanced Courses Program to get details on all 12 courses being offered, as well as information about the Resort.  You can register online or register by fax or mail.

Featured Courses:

October 16-18, 2013

Course: Federal Circuit Law (2011-2013)

Projected State Bar CLE Credit: 15.0 hours, including 1.0 hour of ethics credit

Description: 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.  This course 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, the faculty 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.

October 20-22, 2013

Course: Chemical Patent Practice

Projected State Bar CLE Credit: 15.0 hours, including 2.0 hours of ethics credits

Description:  Are you well-versed on how chemical claims are constructed and construed?  Well enough to avoid an overly narrow, often disastrous claim construction leading to a royalty-free transfer of patented technology to your competitor?  Well enough not to trip up on obviousness over KSR?  Do you understand all of the opportunities and pitfalls afforded by the AIA?  If you’d like to answer these questions with a resounding “yes” then you should attend this highly-acclaimed, comprehensive course, which teaches the chemical patent practitioner how to use fundamentally sound principles to prepare and prosecute a United States chemical patent application in a conservative way.

Course: “Designing Around” Valid U.S. Patents

Projected State Bar CLE Credit: 15.0 hours

Description: This course will show practitioners representing potential infringers how to assist their clients in developing competitive, non-infringing products.  Four cookbooks covering (1) literal infringement, (2) infringement under the doctrine of equivalents, (3) infringement of means plus function claim elements, and (4) prosecution history estoppel are provided.  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.

Check out the full course catalog for our Fall 2013 Advanced Courses Program to get details on all 12 courses being offered, as well as information about the Resort.

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