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Would you like to become well-versed on how chemical claims are constructed and construed? Then you should attend our highly-acclaimed, comprehensive Chemical Patent Practice course at the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program from April 7-9, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. Instructors of this course have over 100 years of collective experience across the complete spectrum of chemical practice, and this course will be taught by chemical patent law experts Tom Irving, Paul Browning, Karen Cochran, Deborah Herzfeld, and Jill MacAlpine.

This up-to-the-minute course 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, and in view of all of the opportunities and pitfalls afforded by the AIA, to enhance such possibilities as:
  • obtaining broad claim construction for literal infringement purposes, particularly by avoiding “vile” language (i.e., lightning rods for noninfringement and §112, para. 2 invalidity) that is best described as patent profanity;
  • utilizing the doctrine of equivalents to the extent that the doctrine still exists;
  • surviving Festo;
  • destroying, not rebutting, a defective prima facie case of obviousness in our current post-KSR world, including illustrations from several real U.S. patents prosecuted by a faculty member;
  • obtaining the broadest possible claims by avoiding too many and unduly narrow limitations;
  • obtaining claims that will be directly and literally infringed by competitors rather than by customers;
  • proving literal infringement of claims in litigation;
  • obtaining claims infringed by “downstream” infringers;
  • preparing and prosecuting the application to avoid inequitable conduct in view of the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in Therasense and progeny thereof, and the impact of the AIA supplemental examination procedure that went into effect Sept. 16, 2012; and
  • understanding the implications of the various provisions and effective dates of the America Invents Act (AIA), particularly as they relate to filing strategies in and around the rapidly approaching March 16, 2013 date when the first inventor to file provisions take effect.

And don’t be misled into thinking that this course is applicable only to patent prosecutors. The principles taught will greatly help those involved with prelitigations, litigations, Orange Book listings, due diligences and analysis of third-party patents for validity, infringement, and enforceability issues.

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: Chemical Patent Law, written and continually updated by the Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner faculty, with the invaluable assistance of editor Stacy D. Lewis, will be provided to attendees at the course. This treatise covers virtually every situation that can arise in the preparation and prosecution of a chemical patent application.  The treatise underwent a complete overhaul in the aftermath of the enactment of the AIA to provide completely updated materials to the course attendees. Slides will also be provided in book form to attendees on the first day of class.

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 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.

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Are you a professional in the patent law field who wants to master a systematic process for performing prior art searches with greater efficiency and precision? You can achieve this goal by attending the world-renowned course The Art and Science of Patent Searching, which will be held at the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program from April 7-9, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. This course will be taught by patent search experts Jonathan Skovholt and Brian Thurmond, and it is designed to benefit a broad audience including novice searchers, seasoned patent practitioners, and search professionals. The course also provides unbiased, detailed information concerning the latest databases and tools of the trade. Expert tips from search professionals are provided to enable high-level patent research through proper scoping, structuring, and performance of the search. Patent practitioners will recognize that a robust understanding of the prior art is a vital part of the patent process, particularly in view of accelerated examination demands and the America Invents Act.

The course additionally includes an optional Patent Searching Workshop, which gives attendees the opportunity to practice hands-on patent searching alongside the course instructors. The faculty will work with the attendees to answer questions and provide guidance as they execute their searches in real time. The Workshop is structured to test each attendee’s retention of the concepts covered in the course as they put their training to use in several sample search projects. Attendees will be provided with multiple sample disclosures, encompassing a wide variety of technologies, on which they will base their search. The informal, lecture-free setting will allow each attendee to work independently, but in close proximity to an instructor.  The instructors will be able to provide assistance with any of the major patent search engines. The attendees will be guided through scoping the search, performing the search and analyzing their results. Answer keys will be provided at the end of the Workshop so that participants may gauge their progress and have a reference to use for additional practice following the class.

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). Workshop: 1:30-4:45 (Tues)
  • Projected CLE: 15.0 hours
  • Course Materials: The text for the course is Art & Science of Patent Searching – Patentability, Validity & Infringement, edited by Matthew Rodgers, Long Nguyen, and David Hunt.

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 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.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

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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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The course list is now available for the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Conference, which will be held April 7-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.  We will offer a total of 14 courses (thirteen, 3-day courses and the 1-day blockbuster course, The America Invents Act).  Take advantage of our lowest Conference prices available now through February 6, 2013; after that date, the price will increase by $100 for each 3-day course.

Outstanding patent law courses that you can attend at the Spring 2013 Conference include:

Accommodations

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.  The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is a luxury resort that spans 1500 acres in beautiful Orlando, Florida and is located approximately 18 miles from Orlando International Airport.  The resort offers many opportunities to unwind and is just minutes away from Orlando’s theme parks and other attractions; and offers a complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and Sea World.  The resort also boasts world-class restaurants, many outdoor activities and complimentary high-speed internet access.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.

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In just a few months, you’ll have another opportunity to attend a Patent Resources Group Advanced Courses Conference, where you receive the best continuing legal education in patent law.  The Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Conference will be held April 7-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL.  Continue to check the Patent Resources Group website for announcements about course line-up and registration information for this Advanced Courses Conference.  We hope to see you there!

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL.

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Patent Resources Group is proud to be a sponsor for the Third Annual Patently Impossible Project, a charitable fundraiser to benefit the Dade Legal Aid Society, which will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 6-8 PM at the Miami Science Museum in Miami, FL.  The Patently Impossible Project is a charity race to assemble a patented invention, and participants will be provided with various parts, tools, and only the instructions in a patent registration. Attendees will have the opportunity to “bet” on the winner by purchasing raffle tickets for door prizes, and a cocktail reception will follow.

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 at Patent Resources Group’s Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Conference at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida on April 7-13, 2013.

Do you want to attend the 2012 Patently Impossible Project event and bid to win a free PRG course for the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Conference?  Visit the Facebook Event page for the Third Annual Patently Impossible Project & Silent Auction to learn more about the fundraiser.

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