Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

AIPLA CLE Webinar: Potential Potholes in Patent Filings and Prosecution – How to Avoid or Remedy Them

April 24, 2019 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)


1.5 CLE Credits


Fee: $95.00 and Up

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The road to obtaining an issued US patent is fraught with potholes for the unwary.  Some issues can be minor inconveniences, while others can swallow up your whole car. This webinar will discuss issues relating to filing US Applications, including Application Data Sheets (ADS), US National Phase applications, formal documents and fees, and issues relating to prosecution, including Information Disclosure Statements (IDS), Requests for Continued Examination (RCE), Terminal Disclaimers (TD).  The webinar will be beneficial for new attorneys and agents to raise awareness of potential hazards, and will provide useful reminders to seasoned practitioners of issues that can arise.

Presented by: Abe Hershkovitz of Hershkovitz & Associates, PLLC and Ann Viksnins of Viksnins Harris Padys Malen LLP


AIPLA Member Rate

General/Non-Member Rate

Single Site (1 Attendee)



2-10 Attendees per Site
All attendees must participate at the same location.



11-20 Attendees per Site
All attendees must participate at the same location.



21+ Attendees per Site
All attendees must participate at the same location.




Registration includes:

  • For multiple-attendee sites, all participants must attend at the same location.
  • CLE certification/processing for applicable states.  Reference CLE Information below for complete details.  
  • Webinar materials, including complete CLE processing information, accessible 24-48 hours before webinar date.

Cancellation Policy:

To get full refund, registrant must request refund five (5) days prior to live event. If less than five (5) days, registrant is transferred to product.

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.


AIPLA has sought CLE accredidation* in the following states for credit(s): 

*CLE accredidations updated upon receipt.










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New Mexico

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New York

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Utah (self-study)







CLE Restrictions: 

ATTENTION attorneys in Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah
These states mandate attorneys can only view a webinar independently at their own computer to receive CLE credit.  Multiple attendees prohibited.

ATTENTION attorneys in Arizona

Arizona does not certify courses or providers. Arizona lawyers are required to independently review AZ's regulations and make their own determination that it qualifies for credit towards their MCLE requirements. MCLE Regulation 104(A) identifies the standards to apply.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting AZ CLE credit after the webinar.

ATTENTION attorneys in New Hampshire

New Hampshire attendees must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report their attendance according to NH Supreme Court Rule 53.  The New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education (NHMCLE) Board does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting NH CLE credit after the webinar.   

 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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