PLI’s Patent Bootcamp offers an exceptionally comprehensive and interactive environment for attendees who want to learn the basics of patent application preparation, claims drafting, and prosecution, as well as recent developments in the law. This benchmark program provides a rare opportunity to receive individualized feedback and mentoring in focused small clinic group settings, where multifaceted strategies and best practices will be explored and discussed. Instructed by leading patent practitioners in the country who are skilled in various technology arts, attendees will work within the context of real life scenarios and be guided through the entire patent application process, receiving a thorough understanding of the basics of patent law. In addition, a litigator’s perspective is provided to show how drafting and prosecution can influence the development and outcome of patent litigation; and conversely, how a litigator’s perspective can inform patent drafting and prosecution practices.
Jennifer Bush, associate in Fenwick's litigation group, will chair a lecture titled "Conducting the Examiner Interview" on July 16 at 11:15 am PDT.
- After receiving an Office Action, or in certain cases even prior, an Examiner interview is a good opportunity for a patent applicant to define, and if possible, resolve some of the issues. The interview process will be described, deconstructed and demonstrated to illustrate what can be achieved and how. Learn how to prepare for and conduct an effective interview and create an accurate record of what was agreed upon during the interview.