Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be offering a program entitled "Patent Eligibility, Prior Art and Obviousness 2018: Current Trends in Sections 101, 102, and 103" on June 12, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. The program, which will be webcast, is geared to patent lawyers who have some familiarity with existing 35 U.S.C. Sections 101/102/103 and regularly work with the statute in either litigation or patent prosecution. The course will advance the knowledge of all attendees from their respective starting points and provide new insights into the statute, recent amendments, and case law. The program will address the following topics:
• Section 101-on the move-where?
• 102 and its dates: Is there a "grace period" for a secret sale?
• Understanding the "effective filing date" in global terms
• Analyzing 102 - pre and post AIA
• A comprehensive review of KSR and 103 via the CAFC and PTAB
• Impact of proper and improper benefit claims on the prior art date of a reference and the effective filing date of the application being examined
• Application of the new 101 and 103 PTO specific guidance post-Myriad, Mayo, Alice and KSR respectively
PLI faculty will offer presentations on the following topics:
• 35 U.S.C. 101: The Complete Guideline Breakdown of Alice, Myriad and Mayo
• Section 102: Inside and Outside the PTO -- the AIA and the Future
• KSR and 103: Tools You Can Use?
• 35 U.S.C. 103 and the CAFC from District Courts
• The Concepts of Old 102 v. New 102; Something Old, Something New, . . . Embrace Both
The registration fee for the seminar or webcast is $1,850. Those interested in registering, can do so here.