Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2016: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Why You Should Attend

In this advanced two-day program, you will have a unique opportunity to receive hands-on drafting experience with the guidance of experienced patent prosecutors. By working in small technologically-distinct groups, you will receive individualized feedback on claim drafting and amendment writing skills, as well as learn practical techniques for avoiding prosecution pitfalls. Guidance will be provided on the America Invents Act implementation by the Patent and Trademark Office, including the new Post-Grant Review and Inter Partes Review, as well as Covered Business Method Patents. The practical impact of recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions, e.g., Myriad, Alice, and KSR, will be explained. Course material will include sample problems and model solutions.

Structure of the Program

The San Francisco Workshop is organized into three technology sections: Electromechanical/Mechanical, Electronics/Computers, and Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Chemical/Pharmaceutical). Enrollment in these sections is limited, and two or three senior patent attorneys will lead each section. Homework review and realistic claim drafting and amendment writing exercises are also a special feature of these Workshops. Homework must be completed and submitted upon registering onsite at the program. More information about homework will be made available at at a later date.

Important! Early registration is advisable as enrollment is limited.

Who Should Attend​

This program is designed for private or corporate and other in-house practitioners with patent experience who wish to improve their general claim drafting and amendment writing skills. Registrants will have the opportunity to concentrate for two days on the specialized skills required in their technological area.​