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Registration is now open for PRG’s Summer and Fall 2013 Advanced Courses Programs.  Our Advanced Courses go beyond the basics, showing how to apply the law to real world intellectual property issues and providing practical insights that our attendees can apply immediately when they get back to the office.

Join us this year at these two outstanding training opportunities:

Summer 2013 Program

Fall 2013 Program

  • October 16-22, 2013
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
  • The Fall Program offers 12 courses — 10 three-day courses and 2 one-day courses.  Register by August 26 to get the best tuition rates on three-day courses at this program.

Our special one-day course on the changes introduced by the America Invents Act, including the final provisions that took effect in March 2013, is being offered at both the Summer and Fall 2013 Programs.  And all of our courses have been updated as needed to reflect the impacts of this landmark legislation.

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PRG’s Winning Patents Workshops for 2013 are on the calendar for this Summer at the Hilton Pasadena in Pasadena, CA from July 9-12 and at The Westin Alexandria in Washington, DC (Alexandria, VA) from July 23-26.

This Workshop is designed for less-experienced patent practitioners who want to learn how to write and prosecute more valuable patent applications that will provide better protection for their clients.  Attendees will develop an understanding of recent Federal Circuit case law relevant to the impact of application preparation and prosecution on claim interpretation, as well as an appreciation of what ought to be said — and not said — in the specifications, claims, and responses to Office actions, and why.  Attendees at this course actually save their firm or company money because they get critical training that would otherwise have to be provided by senior counsel, taking them away from billable work.

This year’s Workshop has been completely updated to reflect the impacts of the changes introduced by the America Invents Act (AIA).    The first-inventor-to-file regimen, introduced by the AIA effective March 16, 2013, has dramatically changed the criteria for determining patentability of inventions over the prior art through a revision of 35 U.S.C. §102.  Yet, for many years to come pre-AIA §102 will continue to be applicable in determining patentability vel non of claims in many U.S. patent applications filed both before and after March 16, 2013, and the validity of claims in issued U.S. patents.  Accordingly, all patent attorneys and agents must be intimately familiar with both pre-AIA and AIA §102 and know which applies to any claim undergoing scrutiny.

PRG’s Winning Patents Workshop incorporates the changes, nuances, and ambiguities introduced by AIA §102 and the rules promulgated by the Patent Office for implementing the new law.  Among the crucial considerations that will be thoroughly explored and explained in the course are the following:

  • How to determine whether pre-AIA or AIA §102 criteria are applicable in evaluating patentability of any claimed invention over the prior art.
  • The nuances and ambiguities stemming from the “otherwise available to the public” provision added by AIA in new §102(a)(1).
  • The five categories of exceptions in AIA §102(b)(1) and (2) that disqualify §102(a)(1) and (2) events from being prior art to a given claimed invention, and the requirements for establishing such exceptions during prosecution of applications before the USPTO.
  • The important, subtle differences between the “effective filing dates” of claims undergoing examination and prior art in the form of published U.S. and PCT applications and U.S. patents.
  • Consequences to evaluate in determining whether to file an RCE, CIP, or multiple applications when modifications have been made to an invention after the filing of an application.

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The Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program will be held April 7-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida, and 14 excellent patent law courses will be offered, including thirteen 3-day courses and the 1-day 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.  The rate is available through March 15, 2013, but we encourage you to reserve your room early to ensure a reservation at the discounted rate.

Today we’ll take a closer look at the extremely popular one day seminar that analyzes the monumental changes to patent law brought about by the America Invents Act (AIA).  Continue reading to learn all the details about America Invents Act: Monumental Changes, the Consequences and the Unanswered Questions!

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Join us in Washington, DC on August 13-14, 2012 for a special two-day Advanced Courses conference focused on the impacts of the America Invents Act (AIA).

We’re offering two outstanding courses:

This Summer conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, which is conveniently located just a few minutes from Reagan National Airport.  And we’re offering a great room rate of only $149 per night, single or double, plus tax!

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Registration is now open for the Summer and Fall 2012 Advanced Courses Conferences, and one key course on the America Invents Act will be held at both conferences!  America Invents Act: Monumental Changes, the Consequences and the Unanswered Questions is a one-day course that provides an overview of the changes and consequences introduced by the America Invents Act (AIA).  As all of us in the patent profession know, the time has come for us to become intimately familiar with the new law, some portions of which have already become effective, others of which will become effective on September 16, 2012, and the remainder of which will become effective on March 16, 2013. The content of this course and its accompanying materials were created in an effort to assist patent professionals in acquiring a more or less profound understanding of the new law, its consequences, and the important issues raised by the changes but left unanswered.

This course will be held August 13, 2012 at the Summer Advanced Courses Conference and  October 20, 2012 at the Fall Advanced Courses Conference. After the jump, learn more about the content of this important course, and how to register!

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The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, FL.

PRG’s Spring 2012 Advanced Courses program runs from March 25-31, 2012.  It will be here before you know it!

And the hotel registration deadline is March 2 — only two weeks away!  The enticing combination of the world’s best patent courses and Spring in Florida means that spaces are filling quickly.  We cannot guarantee that rooms will be available at our special PRG rate of $249 per night (or at any price) after March 2.

So take a few minutes today to register for your courses and make your reservations at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa.

Check out our website for the full Spring 2012 course line-up, which includes a special one-day course, focusing entirely on the America Invents Act (AIA) that every practitioner needs to take.  Special offer: If you take a 3-day course at this program, you’ll get a special reduced rate for the AIA course!

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PRG’s Spring 2012 Advanced Courses Program will be held from March 25-31, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida, and all courses have been updated to reflect the many impacts of AIA.  We’ve posted an overview of all Spring 2012 Advanced Courses and looked at a number of highlighted courses:

Today, let’s look at  special, new one-day course focusing on the groundbreaking changes to patent law introduced by the America Invents Act (AIA) – America Invents Act: Monumental Changes, the Consequences and the Unanswered Questions. Read on to learn more about the course, and read about a special offer for the AIA course!

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