AIPLA on the Road: The Latest on Patent Practice Before the USPTO and the PTAB - Boston
December 2, 2019
Event is Postponed
Whether you are a patent prosecutor or patent litigator, this program will include useful tricks of the trade to help you in your practice before the USPTO.
Join AIPLA to get the most up-to-date information on (1) U.S. Patent Office Practice, including implementation of the USPTO’s Section 101 and 112 Guidelines, patent quality improvements, search initiatives and AI tools, and (2) Trial Practice Before the PTAB, including interactive sessions with administrative patent judges and expert practitioners.
This program will feature sessions on ensuring quality patents, an update on Section 101 and 112 guidelines and how they impact our practice, an overview and update on trial practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, effective advocacy before the PTAB, and an interview with the Chief Judge of the PTAB. Whether you are a patent prosecutor or patent litigator, this program will include useful tricks of the trade to help you in your practice before the USPTO.
CLE CREDIT: There are 375 minutes of CLE available for these programs. Information will be available onsite. For states that calculate hours in 60-minute, the CLE available is up to 6.25 hours. For states that calculate hours in 50-minute, the CLE available is up to 7.5 hours.
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