Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding its Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2010: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing seminar on June 16-18, 2010 in New York, NY and on July 7-9, 2010 in San Francisco, CA. According to PLI's website, the three-day program, which is directed to patent attorneys, litigation attorneys and patent agents with little patent experience, will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, as well as a review of recent developments in the law. The seminar will feature lectures in the morning followed by small clinic sessions in the afternoon, with day 1 focusing on invention disclosures and patent preparation, day 2 on prosecution and issuance, and day 3 on litigation. Lectures will explain:
• How to interview the inventor;
• How to identify the invention;
• How to decide what elements of the invention should be included in the patent;
• How to prosecute an application to result in allowance of an enforceable patent;
• How to interview an Examiner;
• How to use reissues, reexaminations and other post-issuance proceedings; and
• How to anticipate patent litigation issues during the patent prosecution process.
• Taking Invention Disclosures;
• Overview of Claim Drafting and Preparation of Patent Application;
• Claim Drafting;
• Review of Model Claims;
• Patent Prosecution;
• Conducting the Examiner Interview;
• Review of Model Amendment; and
• Litigation Issues.
A program schedule and list of speakers for the New York Patent Law Institute can be found here, and a program schedule and list of speakers for the San Franscisco Patent Law Institute can be found here.
The registration fee for the conference is $1,795. Those interested in registering for the conference can do so at the PLI website.