Why you should attend
The Institute is designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic/transactional lawyers. The two-day schedule includes seven plenary sessions of interest to all patent lawyers and five breakout sessions in each of the three subgroups.
You design the two-day schedule that best meets your professional needs.
Do not miss this unique opportunity to sharpen your practice skills and network with federal judges, USPTO officials, in-house counsel and outside patent lawyers.
What you will learn
Plenary sessions include:
- Keynote Address by Hon. Margaret A. (Peggy) Focarino, Commissioner of Patents
- A dialogue with prominent members of the bench and bar, including former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul R. Michel
- Key buyers, sellers and brokers of patent assets divulge inner workings of the patent marketplace
- U.S. District Court judges provide insight on patent law and litigation
- The practice impact of the America Invents Act, and recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions
- Corporate counsel discuss critical issues that keep them awake at night
Plus customize your Institute by choosing from 15 breakout sessions!
Prosecution Breakout Track
: three sessions focused on the avalanche of USPTO rules implementing the America Invents Act (AIA) and other important PTO actions; and two sessions focused on the AIA and chemical and biotechnical patent prosecution. This year, and until further notice, the USPTO is all about AIA implementation. You can expect many on-the-fly adjustments as to AIA implementation, so this is your chance to be current across the board.
Litigation Breakout Track
: containing patent litigation costs; developments in pharma and biotech patent litigation; advice from the bench; litigating against non-practicing entities; and developments in patent damages.
Strategic/Transactional Breakout Track
: hear about key issues concerning patent standards and “essential patents”; patent-eligible subject matter in view of Prometheus and its progeny; joint infringement from attorneys involved in Akamai and other key decisions; and hot tech transfer topics affecting your practice.
Who should attend
- Patent system perspectives from industry and a District Court judge
- Earn one hour of Ethics credit!
Patent litigators, patent prosecutors and patent transactional lawyers, both in-house and outside counsel, should not miss PLI’s Patent Law Institute. In just two days, you will hear all of the recent developments you need to know and learn how to adjust your practice to the new environment.