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Past Event
11 July 2012 - 13 July 2012


  • Michael A. Molano
    T +1 650 331 2035
  • Eric B. Evans
    T +1 650 331 2063

PLI’s Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2012: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

PLI California Center
685 Market Street,
San Francisco, California 94105

Why you should attend

This program is directed to patent attorneys, litigation attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number, or little patent experience. It 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. A litigator’s perspective is also presented to show how drafting and prosecution can influence the development, and often the outcome, of subsequent patent litigation. The clinics offer a unique supplement to the kind of hands-on mentoring that senior attorneys are hard-pressed to provide to less-experienced attorneys and agents.

What you will learn

This three-day program will feature lectures each morning followed by small clinic sessions in the afternoon. Both the lecture sessions and the clinics will follow the patent application process - from invention disclosure and patent preparation (Day 1), through prosecution and issuance (Day 2) and into litigation (Day 3). Homework is different for each program and is specially designed to complement the Chicago, New York City and San Francisco programs. Homework must be completed and submitted upon registering onsite at the program. PLEASE CLICK THE HOMEWORK LINK ABOVE TO ACCESS THE HOMEWORK.

The lectures are designed to provide a review of the patent preparation and prosecution process and explain:

  • 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 
  • How to anticipate patent litigation issues during the patent prosecution process

Partner, Michael Molano will present the program overview on Day 1 and speak on Clinic panels throughout the 3-day seminar. Also speaking on Day 3 is partner Eric Evans on a clinic panel.

For more information and to register please click here.

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