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Archive for the ‘Upcoming CLE’ Category

Upcoming Post Grant Patent CLE

Posted On: Mar. 19, 2014   By: Scott A. McKeown
Topics: Upcoming CLE
postgrantCLESpring CLE Events

For attorneys seeking post grant patent CLE this spring, there are a number of high quality programs scheduled over the next few weeks.

On March 20, 2014, Strafford Legal offers the webinar Parallel Patent Proceedings Before the PTAB and Federal Court Post AIA. This program provides a special emphasis on litigation strategy, including motions to stay and parallel discovery issues.

Closing out March is the return of the highly acclaimed Practicing Law Institute program entitled USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014. This day long program, dedicated entirely to post grant practice will be held on March 27, 2014 in New York, and again on April 28, 2014 in San Francisco. A live webcast is available for the San Francisco location.

Heading into April, Post-Grant Patent Practice:  Review and Reexamination is offered  March 30-April 1 in Bonita Springs, Florida

Post-Grant Patent Practice:  Reissue, Owner-Request Reexamination, and Supplemental Examination is offered the next day, April 2, in Bonita Springs, Florida.

On April 3rd, the American Bar Association (ABL) Spring Meeting in Arlington Virginia will host Game Over: The Game Changing Impact of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board on Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs).

I hope you can join me and my colleagues at one of these upcoming events.

Upcoming Post Grant Patent CLE

Posted On: Feb. 7, 2014   By: Scott A. McKeown
Topics: Upcoming CLE
postgrantCLEUpcoming Post Grant CLE

For attorneys seeking post grant patent CLE over the next few months, there are a number of high quality programs scheduled between February and April.

Next Wednesday, February 12th, the Practicing Law Institute presents the one hour briefing entitled: PTAB Roadblock to Patent Monetization. The program will explore the impact of PTAB patent challenges on the patent assertion landscape.

Thursday February 13th, week, Strafford legal presents Proactive Patent Procurement & Prosecution Strategies: Minimizing the Threat of Post Grant Challenges. This one hour webinar will cover the impact of PTAB patent challenges on patent portfolio development strategies.

February 19th-20th, the International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) will conduct a two day seminar in Arlington, VA entitled AIA Post-Grant Practice Conference. This two day program is directed entirely to post grant practice, the second day including mock hearings an oral arguments.

In March the return of the highly acclaimed Practicing Law Institute program entitled USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014. This program, dedicated entirely to post grant practice will be held on March 27, 2014 in New York, and again on April 28, 2014 in San Francisco. A live webcast is available for the San Francisco location.

Heading into April, Post-Grant Patent Practice:  Review and Reexamination is offered  March 30-April 1 in Bonita Springs, Florida

Post-Grant Patent Practice:  Reissue, Owner-Request Reexamination, and Supplemental Examination is offered the next day, April 2, in Bonita Springs, Florida.

On April 3rd, the American Bar Association (ABL) Spring Meeting in Arlington Virginia will host Game Over: The Game Changing Impact of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board on Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs).

I hope you can join me and my colleagues at one of these upcoming events.

Discussion of PTAB Appeals to CAFC

Posted On: Feb. 4, 2014   By: Scott A. McKeown
Topics: Upcoming CLE
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IPO Chat Channel Webinar this Thursday

Just a reminder that this Thursday the IPO Chat Channel will host a webinar entitled: Appeals from the PTAB: Laying the Groundwork for the Federal Circuit. Please join me and my co-panelists Hon. Arthur Gajarsa, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP and Mollybeth Kocialski, of Oracle Corporation for a discussion of this important practice development.

Advanced Patent Law Institute

Posted On: Jan. 23, 2014   By: Scott A. McKeown
postgrantCLEPost Grant CLE Tomorrow at USPTO

Just a reminder that the 9th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute is underway at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO. This two day program offers several post grant patent discussions tomorrow, including:  AIA Practice Tips Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; Post-Grant Proceedings, Strategies and Practice; and Ex Parte Reexam in View of Fresenius – A Hail Mary Pass Which Should Be in Every Playbook.

Post Grant Patent CLE 2014

Posted On: Dec. 14, 2013   By: Scott A. McKeown
Topics: Upcoming CLE
postgrantCLEUpcoming Post Grant CLE Programs for 2014

For attorneys seeking post grant patent CLE in 2014, there are a number of high quality programs scheduled between January and April 2014.

First up is the 9th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute held at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) on January 23-24th. This two day program offers several post grant patent discussions, including:  AIA Practice Tips Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; Post-Grant Proceedings, Strategies and Practice; and Ex Parte Reexam in View of Fresenius – A Hail Mary Pass Which Should Be in Every Playbook.

In February, the International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) will conduct a two day seminar in Arlington, VA entitled AIA Post-Grant Practice Conference. This two day program is directed entirely to post grant practice, the second day including mock hearings an oral arguments.

Last, but certainly not least, is the return of the highly acclaimed Practicing Law Institute program entitled USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014. This program, dedicated entirely to post grant practice will be held on March 27, 2014 in New York, and again on April 28, 2014 in San Francisco. A live webcast is available for the San Francisco location.

I hope to see you at one of these upcoming events.

Post Grant CLE Next Tuesday & Thursday

Posted On: Oct. 18, 2013   By: Scott A. McKeown
Topics: Upcoming CLE
postgrantCLEUpcoming CLE Programs

For those seeking CLE in the coming weeks, the following programs cover post grant topics. First, TechTransferCentral.com offers “Patent “Trolls” Under Fire: Strategies Tactics & Legislation Impacting University Patents and Licensingon October 22nd 1-2PM (webinar). Next, on Thursday, October 24th  the AIPLA Annual Meeting includes: Post-Grant Challenges Strategy & Outcomes.

Post Grant CLE — October

Posted On: Oct. 4, 2013   By: Scott A. McKeown
Topics: Upcoming CLE
postgrantCLEUpcoming CLE Programs

For those seeking CLE next week, the following programs cover post grant topics. First, TechTransferCentral.com offers “Patent “Trolls” Under Fire: Strategies Tactics & Legislation Impacting University Patents and Licensingon October 22nd 1-2PM (webinar). Next up, on October 24th comes the AIPLA Annual Meeting, which includes the Thursday morning program: Post-Grant Challenges Strategy & Outcomes.

Post Grant CLE – Midwest IP Institute

Posted On: Sep. 22, 2013   By: Scott A. McKeown
postgrantCLEMidwest IP Institute This Week

For those looking for post grant related CLE this week, the Midwest IP Institute will be held in Minnesota September 26-27. The live event will include several post grant panel discussions including an update on legislative efforts, and an overview of post grant practice and strategies under the AIA.

The full brochure is found here. The program will also be webcast.

Upcoming CLE – Patents Post Grant

Posted On: Sep. 6, 2013   By: Scott A. McKeown
postgrantCLEFall CLE Programs

For those looking for post grant related CLE, September offers a full slate of options. First up, on September 11th, Strafford Legal offers the webinar Post Grant Proceedings and Pending Litigation: Impact of Fresenius v. Baxter

On September 16, the USPTO (Alexandria) will host a half day program entitled America Invents Act Second Anniversary Forum. The live event will include a range of AIA topics, including a PTAB update, this event will also be webcast.

Finally, the Midwest IP Institute will be held in Minnesota September 26-27. The live event will include several post grant panel discussions including an update on legislative efforts, an overview of post grant practice and strategies under the AIA. The full brochure is found here, this event will also be webcast.

Hope to see you virtually or in person at one of these upcoming events.

Yet Another Bill Proposes Heightened Pleading Standard for Patent Cases

Posted On: Jul. 16, 2013   By: Scott A. McKeown
patent reformMultitude of Anti Patent Troll Bills Before Congress

Yet another patent reform bill, H.R. 2639, was introduced last week by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). Like many of the bills introduced over the past few months, H.R. 2639 seeks to mandate more particuarity for pleading patent infringment, and seeks to stem the tide of infringment suits against “secondary parties” such as retailers, hotels, etc. The bill also proposes staying discovery until after the Markman Order.

While there is a tremendous amount of interest in patent reform on Capitol Hill, the multitude of competing bills (with more rumored to be on the way) may only serve to bog down the legislative process so that nothing is accomplished this year.

For those interested in a more in-depth analysis of current patent troll landscape, and the expected impact of the ongoing legislative effort, please join me on July 31st: Battling Patent Trolls: Leveraging New Executive Orders, AIA and Other Tools