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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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Registration is now open for the Winning Patents Workshop, designed specifically for entry-level patent practitioners with up to two years of patent drafting and prosecution experience.  The Workshop has been fully updated to reflect relevant changes introduced by the AIA, including the entirely new §102 prior art criteria which become effective in March 2013.  The Winning Patents Workshop will be held in two locations during July 2013:

  • July 9-12, 2013 at the Hilton Pasadena in Pasadena, CA.
  • July 23-26, 2013 at the Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, VA.
The Hilton Pasadena in Pasadena, CA.

The Hilton Pasadena in Pasadena, CA.

Through four days of lectures and an interactive, small-group exercise on the fourth day, attendees will:

  • Learn prudent practices for preparing and prosecuting applications that maximize the value of patents obtained for their clients.
  • Develop an understanding of recent Federal Circuit case law, which resulted in claims being either unduly narrowly interpreted, and therefore held to be not infringed, or held to be invalid for lack of written description or enablement support due to improvidently-prepared and prosecuted applications.
  • Appreciate what ought to be said – and not said – in the specifications, claims, and responses to Office actions, and why.
  • Compose and prosecute a patent application in their chosen technology (chemical, mechanical/electrical, or biotechnology), based on a disclosure, prior art, and Office actions carefully created by PRG.

Register now to attend this outstanding course taught by patent industry leaders, and support your career growth and value in the marketplace by enhancing your skills and knowledge!

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PRG’s 2012 Winning Patents Workshop provides a strong foundation for entry-level patent practitioners with up to two years of experience.  The workshop teaches the skills necessary to produce better patent applications in the current world of patent case law. And this year’s Workshops have been updated to reflect relevant changes introduced by the America Invents Act (AIA), including the entirely new §102 prior art criteria, which become effective in March 2013.

Through lectures and an interactive, small-group exercise, attendees will learn best practices in patent prosecution that will help you win at the Federal Circuit.  You benefit….and so does your company or your firm and its clients.

Sign up today to reserve your spot at one of our two convenient 2012 Workshops:

  • Washington, DC (Arlington, VA), July 17-20, 2012 
  • Newport Beach, CA (Orange County), July 31-August 3, 2012

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PRG’s 2012 Winning Patents Workshop provides a strong foundation for entry-level patent practitioners with up to two years of experience.  The workshop will teach the skills necessary to produce better patent applications in the current world of patent case law. And this year’s Workshops have been updated to reflect relevant changes introduced by the America Invents Act (AIA), including the entirely new §102 prior art criteria, which become effective in March 2013.

Through lectures and an interactive, small-group exercise, attendees will learn best practices in patent prosecution that will help you win at the Federal Circuit.  You benefit….and so does your company or your firm and its clients.

We’re offering two convenient Workshop locations in 2012:

  • Washington, DC (Arlington, VA), July 17-20, 2012
  • Newport Beach, CA (Orange County), July 31-August 3, 2012

Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA, location of the July 17-20 Workshop.

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No matter where you are in your patent career, PRG’s Summer and Fall 2012 calendar of events can meet your professional needs for the highest quality patent education. Read on to see the full summer and fall line-up for PRG Summer and Fall courses, workshops, and Patent Bar Review dates!

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By taking PRG’s Bar Review Course (classroom or video) in 2011 or 2012, you’ve already made a commitment to your career as a patent practitioner.  We want to help you to take the next step by offering you a $500 savings off the regular tuition for our 2012 Winning Patents Workshop!

PRG’s Winning Patents Workshop is specifically designed for entry-level practitioners with up to two years of experience.  The Workshop teaches the skills necessary to produce better patent applications in the current world of patent case law.

We have updated the Winning Patents Workshop for 2012 so that it not only reflects the latest case law, but also reflects changes introduced by the AIA.

Sign up today for either our East Coast or West Coast Workshops to take advantage of this special tuition offer:

  • July 17-20, 2012 — Washington, DC (Arlington, VA)
  • July 31 – August 3, 2012 — Newport Beach, CA (Orange Country)

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To obtain this special pricing when registering online, please enter your user name and password before selecting your Workshop.  If you register by fax or mail, we will apply your savings when we process your order.

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This July, Patent Resources Group is offering an exciting workshop for entry level patent level practitioners: the Winning Patents Workshop.  The Winning Patents Workshop has been updated to reflect relevant changes introduced by the AIA, including the entirely new §102 prior art criteria which become effective in March 2013.  The workshop is designed specifically for entry-level patent practitioners – those with up to two years of patent drafting and prosecution experience. Through four days of lectures and an interactive, small-group exercise on the fourth day, attendees will:

  • Learn prudent practices for preparing and prosecuting applications that maximize the value of patents obtained for their clients.
  • Develop an understanding of recent Federal Circuit case law, which resulted in claims being either unduly narrowly interpreted, and therefore held to be not infringed, or held to be invalid for lack of written description or enablement support due to improvidently-prepared and prosecuted applications.
  • Appreciate what ought to be said – and not said – in the specifications, claims, and responses to Office actions, and why.
  • Compose and prosecute a patent application in their chosen technology (chemical, mechanical/electrical, or biotechnology), based on a disclosure, prior art, and Office actions carefully created by PRG.
    • The Biotechnology exercise involves an invention of a method for preparing solid-phase viral glycoproteins for use in immunoassays to detect virus-specific antibodies.
    • The Chemical exercise is based on an invention of a method for the prevention of the adhesion of bacterial cells to surfaces in paper machine white water aqueous systems.
    • The Mechanical/Electrical exercise concerns an invention of a dual compartment vial for packaging medication having a short shelf life when stored in solution form.

 Sign up today for either our East Coast or West Coast Workshops:

  • July 17-20, 2012 in Washington, DC (Alexandria, VA)
  • July 31–August 3, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel Newport Beach in Newport Beach, CA

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The Winning Patents Workshop will be held in Newport Beach, CA and Washington, DC (Alexandria, VA).

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