Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

AIPLA Front & Center Webinar Series: All that Glitters Is Not Gold: Managing the Changing Economics of Patent Prosecution

April 23, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)


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Member-benefit exclusive!  A presentation from the Front & Center Discussion Series. No CLE credit available. 

Economic and financial considerations are often farther removed from our minds than dealing with the office action in front of us, but all practitioners are impacted by mounting pressures relating to cost, client demands, and talent management.
This webinar will feature a wide-ranging discussion focused on the changing economic realities underlying patent prosecution and the demands being placed upon practitioners relating to quality and efficiency of such work.  Our seasoned panelists are each actively managing patent work as in-house attorneys, and each has also worked in private practice.  They bring a wealth of experience across diverse technologies including medical device, semiconductor, and secure identity spaces.  The discussion will be moderated by an active prosecutor in private practice.
Please join us for a rare opportunity to hear a candid discussion concerning the implementation of a wide variety of fee regimes and the expectations of corporate in-house attorneys, along with a look at macroeconomic factors affecting the profession.  The goal is to provide insights on what is driving changes and how to successfully navigate and discuss these changes with your clients or outside counsel to achieve a sustainable fee and prosecution management structure.

Presented by Timothy Christman of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.; Joe Topmiller of Zimmer Biomet; Andrew Phillips of HID Global; Alana Bergman of Medtronic

System requirements: 

Webinar access is compatible with any Windows 7 or later computer, Android OS devices, or Apple/iOS devices.  Check system compatibility here.

Accessibility for hearing impaired:

AIPLA’s webinars are available and accessible to individuals who are hearing impaired. If anyone at your location would like to know more about accommodations, please contact We ask that you let us know at least 7 business days out from the webinar, to ensure that we can identify and deploy the solution that best fits our registrants needs.

 Disclaimer:  AIPLA is a nonprofit national bar association.  The sole purpose of this CLE program is to provide educational and informational content.  AIPLA does not provide legal services or advice.  The opinions, views and other statements expressed by contributors to this CLE program are solely those of the contributors.  These opinions, views and statements of the contributors do not necessarily represent those of AIPLA and should not be construed as such.


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