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Archive for the ‘Upcoming CLE’ Category

PatentPostGrant.com July Webinar Tomorrow

Posted On: Jul. 22, 2014   By: Scott A. McKeown
post grant webinarFree Webinar Series – July

Just a reminder that this month’s edition of the PatentsPostGrant.com free webinar series will be held tomorrow, July 23rd @12:30 (est). The July webinar is entitled:

Post-Grant Proofing Your Patent Portfolio: Prosecuting for the New Patent Assertion Landscape. (Speakers are Scott McKeown, Dianna Devore Ph.D, and Chris Bullard).


The formal portion of the webinar will begin at 12:30 Eastern and will last for approximately 60 minutes. After the presentation there will be a 30 min Q&A period. To attend the webinar please sign up by clicking (here). You will receive a registration confirmation email immediately. One hour prior to the webinar you’ll receive another email with a link and instructions for joining the presentation. VA CLE credit will be provided.

We look forward to speaking with you during the webinar.

July CLE Program

Posted On: Jun. 27, 2014   By: Scott A. McKeown
Topics: Upcoming CLE
postgrantCLEJuly Post-Grant Patent CLE

For those in the Virginia area this July, consider the upcoming day-long Patent Resources group (PRG) program. The program covers post-grant patent practice. (6 Hours of CLE)

July 8, 2014 (Tuesday)
Post-Grant Patent Practice: Review Proceedings
Instructors:  Kevin Laurence and Matthew Phillips
Standard Tuition:  $895

Special pricing for friends of PatentsPostgrant.com $495 (register here)

Will CLS Bank Impact CBM Filings?

Posted On: Jun. 25, 2014   By: Scott A. McKeown
CLS-101Landmark 101 Ruling to Affect CBM Filing Strategies?

This time last year, I considered whether a negative outcome in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp might serve as a catalyst for 101 challenges at the USPTO’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB). That is, with most Covered Business Method (CBM) challenges including 101 grounds, and some only including such grounds for fast-tracking purposes, whether the Decision might encourage a flood of such filings with the PTAB.

Since that time, the CAFC issued an unsatisfying divided opinion, and then last week, the Supreme Court of the United States finally decided the issue. Where does that leave us, and what has changed?

Please join me today, along with my authoritative panel for this special edition of the PatentsPostGrant.com webinar series. Together with my colleagues Michael Kiklis, author of the recently released treatise, “The Supreme Court on Patent Law,” and Stephen Kunin, former Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy at the USPTO, we will endeavor to explore the impact of this important ruling.

Click HERE to Register.

Unpredictable Arts at the PTAB: Free Webinar Tomorrow

Posted On: Jun. 17, 2014   By: Scott A. McKeown
post grant webinarPatentsPostGrant.com Webinar — June

This month’s edition of the PatentsPostGrant.com free webinar series will be held tomorrow, June 18th @12:30 (est). The June webinar is entitled:

Bio/Pharma Perspectives of the PTAB, Unpredictable Arts & IPR. (Speakers are Scott McKeown, Kevin Laurence and Dianna Devore Ph.D).

The formal portion of the webinar will begin at 12:30 Eastern and will last for approximately 60 minutes. After the presentation there will be a 30 min Q&A period. To attend the webinar please sign up by clicking (here). You will receive a registration confirmation email immediately. One hour prior to the webinar you’ll receive another email with a link and instructions for joining the presentation. CLE credit will be provided for some jurisdictions.

We look forward to speaking with you during the webinar.

PTAB Webinar Thursday 6/12

Posted On: Jun. 11, 2014   By: Scott A. McKeown
Webinar - Online e-Learning SeminarStrafford Legal PTAB Webinar

On June 12, Strafford Legal presents the webinar entitled:Leveraging Post Grant Proceedings Before the PTAB. I, along with my partner Greg Gardella, will explore the surging popularity of the PTAB and update registrants on the evolution of PTAB practices over the past 12 months (including a Q&A session). I look forward to participating in this interactive exchange.

PatentsPostGrant.com June Webinar

Posted On: Jun. 6, 2014   By: Scott A. McKeown
post grant webinarPatentsPostGrant.com Webinar – June

This month’s edition of the PatentsPostGrant.com free webinar series will be held on Wednesday, June 18th @12:30 (est). The June webinar is entitled:

Bio/Pharma Perspectives of the PTAB, Unpredictable Arts & IPR. (Speakers are Scott McKeown, Kevin Laurence and Dianna Devore Ph.D).

The formal portion of the webinar will begin at 12:30 Eastern and will last for approximately 60 minutes. After the presentation there will be a 30 min Q&A period. To attend the webinar please sign up by clicking (here). You will receive a registration confirmation email immediately. One hour prior to the webinar you’ll receive another email with a link and instructions for joining the presentation. CLE credit will be provided for some jurisdictions.

We look forward to speaking with you during the webinar.

Tomorrow the IPO Chat Channel Explores PTAB Amendment Options

Posted On: May. 21, 2014   By: Scott A. McKeown
ipo-chatchannelWebinar on PTAB Amendment Strategies

Tomorrow, the IPO Chat Channel presents the webinar entitled: Amending Claims: Assessing the Options Right Now at the USPTO. This program will explore the controversy surrounding motions to amend claims before the USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), strategic options for patentees and petitioner countermeasures.

I hope you can join me and my co-presenters.

Upcoming PTAB CLE Programs

Posted On: May. 16, 2014   By: Scott A. McKeown
postgrantCLEUpcoming Post Grant Patent CLE Programs

For those seeking PTAB/post grant patent practice CLE in the weeks ahead, there are three unique programs on the horizon.

This coming Thursday 5/22, IPO Chat Channel presents the webinar entitled: Amending Claims: Assessing the Options Right Now at the USPTO. This program will explore the controversy surrounding motions to amend claims before the USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), strategic options for patentees and petitioner countermeasures.

On June 12, Strafford Legal presents the webinar entitled:Leveraging Post Grant Proceedings Before the PTAB. This program will explore the surging popularity of the PTAB and explore the significant benefits of the PTAB as an alternative forum for patent validity disputes.

Finally, on June 18, PatentsPostGrant.com will host the webinar entitled: Bio/Pharma Perspectives of the PTAB.  (registration link to be provided in the weeks ahead).

I hope you can join me on one or more of these upcoming programs.

PatentsPostGrant.com Webinar This Week!

Posted On: May. 12, 2014   By: Scott A. McKeown
post grant webinarMonthly Webinar Series Launches 5/15 (REMINDER SPACE IS FILLING UP!!)

I am pleased to announce that on Thursday, May 15th @12:30 (est) PatentsPostGrant.com will launch a free monthly webinar series directed to Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) practice. The webinar series will focus on practical insights and provide ample Q&A periods. The inaugural webinar is entitled:

Petition Tactics: Tailoring Your Petition to the Unique Audience, Your Non-infringement Case, and Evolving PTAB Realities. (Speakers are Greg Gardella and Scott McKeown).

The formal portion of the webinar will begin at 12:30 Eastern and will last for approximately 60 minutes. After the presentation there will be a 30 min Q&A period. To attend the webinar please sign up by clicking (here). You will receive a registration confirmation email immediately. One hour prior to the webinar you’ll receive another email with a link and instructions for joining the presentation. CLE credit will be provided for major jurisdictions.

We’re looking forward to speaking with you during the webinar.

PatentsPostGrant.com Launches Monthly Webinar Series

Posted On: May. 6, 2014   By: Scott A. McKeown
post grant webinarMonthly Webinar Series Launches 5/15

I am pleased to announce that on Thursday, May 15th @12:30 (est) PatentsPostGrant.com will launch a free monthly webinar series directed to Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) practice. The webinar series will focus on practical insights and provide ample Q&A periods. The inaugural webinar is entitled:

Petition Tactics: Tailoring Your Petition to the Unique Audience, Your Non-infringement Case, and Evolving PTAB Realities. (Speakers are Greg Gardella and Scott McKeown).

The formal portion of the webinar will begin at 12:30 Eastern and will last for approximately 60 minutes. After the presentation there will be a 30 min Q&A period. To attend the webinar please sign up by clicking (here). You will receive a registration confirmation email immediately. One hour prior to the webinar you’ll receive another email with a link and instructions for joining the presentation. CLE credit will be provided for major jurisdictions.

We’re looking forward to speaking with you during the webinar.