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It is not too late to register for the nation’s leading patent law education program.  We are still accepting registrations for our Spring 2014 Advanced Courses Program.  This major industry event will take place from March 30 through April 5, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in beautiful Bonita Springs, Florida.  We encourage interested patent attorneys, patent agents, and litigators to act quickly and register today because spaces are limited.

With any course registration, you will receive superior instruction from patent industry leaders, as well as the following complimentary benefits:

  • All course materials
  • CLE credit
  • Daily continental breakfasts and breaks (for each day of your classes)
  • Networking and cocktail reception (your guests are welcome!)
  • Meeting room WiFi

If you have attended our Advanced Courses Programs in the past, you know that you can expect a quality experience from PRG courses.  If you’re new to PRG, we’re ready to prove to you that we’re the best.  Regardless of your situation, register today for one or more of the 15 outstanding advanced patent law courses that we are offering at this program.  Check out our full course catalog or visit our website for more details about this Program.

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We are presenting our Patent Bar Prep course in Atlanta for the first time since 2008!   Join us March 10-14, 2014 and take advantage of our top-notch training in the state-of-the-art Atlanta Executive Conference Center, conveniently located on storied Peachtree Street.  PRG is 100% focused on your exam success, and our Patent Bar Prep Course is unlike any others on the market:

  • Benefit from the PRG guarantee – we’ll be there until you pass the exam!
  • Get our total solution for one low price -the classroom course, our online course, and online exam prep software (ExamWare®).
  • Be confident that your materials are always up-to-date to reflect the latest exam changes.
  • Connect with other students by joining PRG’s Yammer group.
  • Interact during the five-day course with faculty and fellow students – for those who need the structure of a classroom course, this will be time well spent.
  • Get in-depth analysis of approximately 100 questions throughout the course.
  • Get updates for free within one year of the date of your classroom course.
  • Benefit from our highly regarded, experienced and dedicated faculty.
  • If you’re a student, we offer an amazing student rate.

Act now or this opportunity will be “gone with the wind” – register today!

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If you are interested in post-grant patent practice, PRG is offering two distinct courses on this hot topic at our Spring 2014 Advanced Courses Program.  This leading industry educational and networking event is being held from March 30-April 5, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, FL.

The 3-day course focuses on Review and Reexamination and has been one of our highest-rated courses since its first offering 5 years ago.  The new 1-day course focuses on Reissue.  Both courses are taught by Kevin Laurence and Matt Phillips, two extremely skilled and dedicated practitioners.  Read below for more details on these two courses.

Post-Grant Patent Practice: Review and Reexamination (March 30-April 1, 2014)

The first day of this two-and-a-half-day course focuses on ex parte reexamination and also addresses inter partes reexamination.  The second day is dedicated to inter partes review.  Topics covered in the final half day include post-grant review, covered business method patent review, and ethical issues related to review proceedings and reexamination.  The course covers strategies, tactics, best practices and case studies for review and reexamination.  The course is for both patent practitioners who appear before the PTO in these proceedings, as well as litigators who must deal with the increasingly common role of PTO proceedings in the context of disputes.

Some of the key topics covered by this course include how to:

  • Develop strategies for the use of concurrent litigation and review proceedings
  • Prepare review petitions that result in institution on all proposed rejections
  • Appreciate the objectives at each incremental due date of review proceedings
  • Understand what PTAB judges view favorably as parties conduct review proceedings
  • Strategically use the guidance from the PTAB’s growing body of jurisprudence
  • Utilize review and reexamination to obtain a stay or other benefits in related litigation
  • Make well-informed choices between review proceedings and reexamination and how each is best used
  • Understand the repercussions that review and reexamination can have on settlement

Post-Grant Patent Practice: Reissue, Owner-Requested Reexamination & Supplemental Examination — NEW COURSE (April 2, 2014)

Reissue is an indispensable tool for every patent owner, especially those who find themselves having a valuable patent that no longer has a continuation pending.

For patent prosecutors this course covers strategies, tactics, best practices and case studies for the following tools:

  • Reissue
  • Owner-requested ex parte reexamination
  • Supplemental examination (new under the AIA)
  • Other options such as certificate of correction, disclaimer, and “corrective” claim construction

For patent owners, this course provides training to:

  • Choose among ex parte reexamination, reissue and supplemental examination to best strengthen and improve a patent
  • Avoid, when possible, intervening rights that arise via the cancellation or amendment of claims
  • Understand how and when these proceedings may be merged
  • Select information to be disclosed to the PTO from concurrent litigation or other PTO proceedings

Register today for either or both of these outstanding courses!  And check out the full course catalog for this Program!

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PRG is returning to sunny Florida for the Spring 2014 Advanced Courses Program.  The Program will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, FL from March 30-April 5, 2014.  Attendees have their choice of 15 outstanding patent law courses delivered by the leading educator of patent professionals, including:

If you are interested in attending this program, you can register online or by fax or mail.  Register by February 10, 2014 to take advantage of our Early Bird Pricing.  And reserve your room at the Resort by the hotel reservation cut-off date of March 10, 2014, to be sure you get a space at the special PRG attendee room rate of $259 per night.

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For the second year in a row, Patent Resources Group is proud to be a supporter of the Dade Legal Aid Society’s charitable fundraiser.  The Fourth Annual Patently Impossible Project will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Miami Science Museum in Miami, FL.  The Patently Impossible Project is a charity race where teams compete to be the first to assemble a patented invention, using only the provided parts and tools, and the instructions in a patent registration. Admission to the event is free, as is the complimentary cocktail reception, but attendees should register in advance.  Attendees will have the opportunity to “bet” on the winner by purchasing raffle tickets for door prizes.

The Patently Impossible Project also hosts a Silent Auction, which will include a special auction item donated by PRG!  The winning bidder will receive FREE TUITION for one course (valued at up to $2,295) at Patent Resources Group’s Spring 2014 Advanced Courses Program at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida on March 30-April 5, 2014.  The winning bidder will also receive instructional materials for the selected course, morning and afternoon refreshments, and admission to PRG’s reception on the first evening of classes.  The winning bidder will be responsible for all other expenses related to attending the course, such as hotel accommodations, meals, and airfare.

Do you want to attend the 2013 Patently Impossible Project event and bid to win a free PRG course for the Spring 2014 Advanced Courses Program?  Visit the Patently Impossible Project website to learn more, and be sure to register in advance!

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PRG’s industry-leading Patent Bar Review Course is already your best choice for preparing to take (and pass!) the USPTO patent bar exam.  But we’ve got an amazing offer that will make your choice even easier — attendees at our classroom course in San Francisco on November 4-8, 2013 will receive our online video course for free!  Don’t miss this offer — sign up for our November course today and save $820 with this FREE access to our online video course!

There are two ways to register for this course and to take advantage of this offer — online or by fax/mail.

PRG is 100% focused on patent law, and our Patent Bar Review Course is 100% focused on helping you to pass the latest version of the exam.  Register today to get everything you need for a successful exam experience:

  • 37.5 hours of instruction time — we don’t waste classroom time on practice exams, which are critical, but are more productively done on your own time
  • FREE access to ExamWare®, our highly-acclaimed online patent exam preparation software, which includes over 2,000 exam Q&As
  • Detailed study plan to help you organize your preparation activities in the months leading up to your exam date.
  • Detailed course presentation slides that facilitate note-taking and are an indispensable resource when organizing your study time and review after the class
  • 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 tuition for the November classroom course is only $2,790, and special student pricing is available.  And don’t forget — attendees at our November classroom course also get our online video course for FREE — an $820 value!

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Time is running out to register for the Fall’s premiere patent education event — PRG’s Fall 2013 Advanced Courses Program — which will be held from October 16-22, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, California.  The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 25, 2013.   After this date, we cannot guarantee the availability of rooms at the Resort, so register for your courses and book your hotel room today.

Don’t miss these opportunities to stay current and connected:

  • Attend 12 of the best advanced patent education courses available anywhere in the world.
  • Get the CLE credits you need.
  • Automatically become a member of our Loyalty Program and receive preferential pricing for our 2014 events.
  • Network with your fellow attendees and the faculty at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa — a truly amazing and luxurious beachfront property with many dining options and activities.
  • Meet and discuss current patent topics at our complimentary receptions, open to attendees and their families.
  • And have fun!  We’re offering an outstanding room rate of only $245.00 per night, and the Resort is waiving the daily resort fee, just for PRG customers.

Check out the full program catalog, book your room, and register for your courses today — online or by fax or mail.

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