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2021 Patent Prosecution Boot Camp (PPBC)
March 23 to 26, 2021
Strengthen Your Patent Prosecution Skills
With Our Interactive, Online Boot Camp
Are you interested in staying current on patent prosecution practice or involved in cross-disciplinary practice? Are you a new or junior lawyer, a patent agent, or a technical advisor? Are you a foreign practitioner who wants to understand and speak the language of the USPTO and US practitioners when sending instructions on a US case or when receiving instructions on a local case?
If your answer is “yes” to any of the above questions, or if you simply love patent law, please join us virtually for this 4-day patent prosecution boot camp.
Now in its 22nd year, AIPLA’s Patent Prosecution Boot Camp is a comprehensive, CLE-accredited seminar that includes instructional lecture-style sessions with practical tips on US and international patent preparation and prosecution, as well as hands-on interactive workshops that will walk you through drafting claims and responding to office actions. To ensure that the workshops are relevant to your practice, they are held in smaller groups according to three technology backgrounds:
Who Should Come
Beginning and experienced practitioners that want to improve their patent prosecution skills.
Day 1: Initial Inventor Interview, Inventorship; Application Drafting/Provisionals; Patent Searching/Opinions; Claim Drafting Workshop
Day 2: §§ 101, 112, 102, 103 Rejections; Responding to Office Actions Workshop
Day 3: Restrictions/Double Patenting, Continuations & RCEs; Filing Formalities; Post Allowance; Design Patents; Ethics, IDS & Duty of Candor
Day 4: Petitions/Appeals; Prosecution Tips from Litigator's Perspective; PCT Filings and International Patent Prosecution
Format is a 4 day online program that is scheduled with breaks and evening networking opportunities that allow for focused learning.
Program and Event Schedule
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Junior & IP Paralegal Affiliate Members: $195
Regular - Solo/Two-person: $295
Regular Member: $395
Law Student/Graduate Affiliate Member: $55
Academic & Government Member: $99
Non-Member Registration: $795
The 2021 AIPLA Virtual Patent Prosecution Boot Camp has a total of 1290 CLE minutes. Ethics and Diversity/Elimination of Bias CLE credit sessions are listed below. Credit amounts will vary by state, based upon each state’s regulations and credit calculation.
Thursday, March 25
Ethics, IDS & Duty of Candor 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The 2021 Virtual Patent Prosecution Boot Camp has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 21.50 hours, including 1.50 hours of Ethics CLE credit.
The above amount is the calculation for 60-minute hour states. The maximum credit hour calculation for 50-minute hour states is 25.80 hours, including 1.80 hours of Ethics CLE credit. Credit amounts will vary by state, based upon each state’s regulations and credit calculation.
We are an approved provider by most states requiring CLE and have applied for credit for this meeting to all states requiring CLE.
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner | AttorneyTony Curtis is a registered patent attorney at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. His practice includes patent procurement, portfolio management and strategic counseling in a wide range of electrical, software, and mechanical technologies.
Osterbur, Stefan D.
Haley Guiliano | AttorneyStefan is a patent attorney with Haley Guiliano LLP. Stefan’s legal experience is primarily directed to domestic and foreign prosecution of utility and design patent applications, preparation of legal opinions concerning patent infringement and validity issues, trade secrets, and intellectual property litigation (including actions in Federal court, and in the USPTO such as Reexaminations and Post Grant Review). Stefan also routinely counsel clients on a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including patent portfolio management, infringement and clearance issues, and intellectual property transactions.
Sughrue Mion PLLC, | CounselMarina Zalevsky is of counsel in the law firm of Sughrue Mion PLLC, in Washington DC, and is a registered patent attorney with nearly 20 years of experience in the patent prosecution. Prior to entering the patent field, Marina, who is a native of Ukraine, had a prolonged and successful career as an Electrical Engineer with Energizer in Cleveland, OH. Today, Marina represents clients in all areas of patent prosecution, in the industries ranging from telecom to automotive. Marina presently serves as a vice-chair of the Patent Law Committee of AIPLA.
Tripodi II, Paul D.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP | PartnerPaul D. Tripodi II is a partner in the Irvine office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where his practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent litigation, contract disputes involving intellectual property, and trade secret misappropriation. He has been involved in both bench and jury trials, as well as proceedings before various international tribunals and the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Stephenson, Adam R.
Adam R. Stephenson, LTD | Patent AttorneyAdam Stephenson is founder of Adam R. Stephenson, LTD., a boutique IP firm located in Scottsdale, AZ. Adam is the Chair of the ex parte Appeals subcommittee of the Patent Law Committee of AIPLA, a member of the Appeals to the PTAB Committee of the PTAB Bar Association, and a member of the Patent Office Practice Committee of IPO. Adam’s interest in ex parte appeals led him to co-found a company that developed the first commercial database of ex parte appeals decisions and reflects an interest that began in law school about the use of Examiner statistics to aid patent prosecution work.
Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC | PartnerCarl Oppedahl is a frequent speaker on the Patent Cooperation Treaty. He is the author of the Ant-Like Persistence blog.
Irving, Thomas L.
Finnegan | PartnerTom Irving has more than 40 years of experience in the field of intellectual property law. His practice includes America Invents Act (AIA) post-grant proceedings, due diligence, counseling, patent prosecution, and reissue and reexamination.
Polson Intellectual Property Law | Founder and Senior PartnerMargaret Polson, Founder and Senior Partner for Polson Intellectual Property Law, leads the firm in authority and expert knowledge of intellectual property law. Overseeing the preparation and prosecution of utility and design patent applications, trademarks, and copyrights, she also assists clients with licensing and intellectual property strategy and management.
Hansen, Robert M.
The Marbury Law Group | PartnerRobert (Bob) Hansen was a founding partner of Hansen Huang Technology Group, LLP which merged with Roberts Mardula & Wertheim, LLC to form The Marbury Law Group. Mr. Hansen has extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent preparation and prosecution; patentability, validity, and infringement opinions; sale and licensing of intellectual property; strategic patent portfolio development; and litigation.
Workman Nydegger | ShareholderJustin counsels clients on patent procurement, intellectual property due diligence, validity and infringement, strategic international IP protection, post-grant proceedings, and preliminary patent enforcement and defense actions.
Perkins Coie | CounselBen has worked to develop and protect intellectual property portfolios for clients in many industries, including automotive/hybrid drive systems, irrigation systems, industrial appliances, manufacturing systems, aerospace systems, and medical devices. Additionally, Ben has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting design patents.
Donaldson Company | CounselSydney R. Kokjohn is intellectual property counsel at Donaldson Company, Inc. (Bloomington, MN), a global leader in the filtration industry. Prior to joining Donaldson, she worked as a patent attorney at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP in Chicago, IL. Before attending law school, Sydney graduated from Iowa State University (B.S., Chemical Engineering) and was a product development engineer at 3M.
Sundby, Suzannah K.
Managing Partner | Canady + Lortz LLPSuzannah practices all aspects of intellectual property law across diverse technologies including biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceuticals, microfluidics, diagnostics, medical devices, and nanotechnology. Her legal practice involves patent preparation and prosecution, licensing, opinion work, post-grant proceedings, strategic planning, and client counseling. Ms. Sundby has experience assisting start-up biotech companies with the preparation and prosecution of their foundation patents, nondisclosure agreements, and related IP issues.
Mueting Raasch Group | AttorneyLaura N. Arneson is a patent attorney experienced in the areas of biotechnology and the biomedical sciences. She will soon start an in-house position after seven years at Mueting Raasch Group in Minneapolis, MN.
Canady, Ph.D., Karen S.
Canady + Lortz LLP | Founding PartnerDr. Karen Canady is managing partner of the Los Angeles office of canady + lortz LLP, where she specializes in patent prosecution and client counseling, primarily serving universities and start-ups in the biotechnology industry. Her technical emphasis is in diagnostics and therapeutics, including vaccines, stem cells, biomarkers, personalized medicine, gene therapy, and recombinant molecules.
Peyser, Emily C.
Polsinelli | ShareholderEmily Peyser partners with clients to offer strategic and comprehensive intellectual property strategies to help procure and protect their patent and trademark portfolios.
Lezak, Arriènne (Angel) M.
Polsinelli | ShareholderA registered patent attorney and former senior patent examiner, Angel approaches prosecution with a personal, creative, and effective approach that is informed by extensive experience in the arts.
Donaldson | Intellectual Property Counsel
Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt | ShareholderRakhi Nikhanj is a shareholder at Mueting Raasch Group in Minneapolis, MN, a mechanical engineer, and a registered patent attorney with 15 years of patent law experience advocating for her clients ranging from fortune 500 companies to start-up companies and individual inventors. Rakhi is a volunteer for the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program and was the LegalCORPS Volunteer of the Year. She has been serving on the board of the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association for five years and is currently the Past President.
Murphy, Ph.D., Amanda K.
Finnegan | PartnerAmanda Murphy, Ph.D., focuses her practice on strategic client counseling, portfolio management, and patent prosecution for a range of clients, including small startup companies, research foundations, and large biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
Knobbe Martens | PartnerMauricio has extensive experience in comprehensive client counseling in all aspects of intellectual property law.
Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A | PartnerJennifer Rogers is a registered patent attorney and Principal at the law firm of Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A. Her law practice focuses on patent preparation, patent prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and foreign offices, and client counseling, in the areas of software and electronics. Jennifer has drafted and prosecuted patent applications that cover a wide variety of computer- and software-related technologies, including data compression, computer networks, computer security, mobile devices, radio-frequency identification, and others.
Duane Morris LLP | PartnerVicki G. Norton, Ph.D., served as Chair of the AIPLA Biotech Committee from 2017-2019, and is the Chair of the IP Life Sciences division and Team Lead for the Life Sciences Industry Group at Duane Morris, where she provides strategic IP counseling, devises strategies for clients to successfully counter patent claims and demands, performs IP diligence for partnering and funding opportunities, and has formulated worldwide patent strategies for clients entering public markets with valuations of over $6 billion. Duane Morris has been named a Juristat 2021 top patent firm for art unit 1600.
Eckert Seamans | MemberDebora Plehn-Dujowich has extensive experience as a patent attorney focusing on life sciences technologies.
Tolmar | Director Intellectual PropertyAngie Sebor is the Director Intellectual Property at Tolmar, Inc., a Colorado-based, fully integrated pharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative, specialty pharmaceutical products in the areas of urology, oncology, pediatric endocrinology and dermatology. Angie is a registered U.S. patent agent with a Ph.D. in Immunology and more than 25 years’ experience in patent law, both as an in-house practitioner and in private practice, primarily in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
Ken’s practice focuses on US and international patent protection for computer hardware, software, and business methods.
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, PALucas Hjelle is a patent attorney at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner.
Randall, David A.
Hackler, Daghighian, Martino & Novak | ShareholderDavid is a registered patent attorney with over 25 years of experience. He has represented clients in a variety of intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark and trade secret litigation throughout the United States, as well as multi-jurisdictional matters.
Gibb, III, Frederick W.
Gibb & Riley | Principal and FounderFrederick W. Gibb, III is a principal and founding member of the firm, Gibb & Riley, and is a registered patent attorney principally drafting and prosecuting patent applications.
Lieberman, Rochelle "Rocky"
Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC | Founding MemberRochelle Lieberman, also known as Rocky, is a founding member of the law firm of Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC. Rocky is a registered patent attorney with 30 years of experience in the field, including both private practice and as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Rocky’s practice is directed at patent searching, opinions, preparation, and prosecution, representing clients in the technical areas of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, and computer science, including artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP | PartnerSheila Martinez-Lemke is a patent attorney with more than 15 years of experience in all aspects of patent prosecution She specializing in client counseling for strategic development of international patent portfolios.
Gwin, H. Sanders
Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A | PrincipalH. Sanders Gwin, Jr. is a Principal of Shumaker & Sieffert. Sanders specializes in patent preparation/prosecution and patent infringement/validity counseling in the chemical, materials and software fields.
Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC | PartnerStephanie is a registered patent attorney. In addition to patent prosecution, Stephanie has experience in trademark prosecution and maintenance, opinions, licensing, due diligence review and dispute resolution including intellectual property litigation.
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