Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2011: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

June 16, 2011
Practising Law Institute
New York, NY

Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2011: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

This three-day program features lectures each morning followed by small clinic sessions in the afternoon. Both the lecture sessions and the clinics follow the patent application process — from invention disclosure and patent preparation (Day 1), through prosecution and issuance (Day 2) and into litigation (Day 3).

The lectures are designed to provide a review of the patent preparation and prosecution process and 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
  • How to anticipate patent litigation issues during the patent prosecution process