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2024 Patent Prosecution Boot Camp - San Jose, CA
February 7 to 9, 2024
San Jose, CA, United States
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 in San Jose for this 2.5-day patent prosecution seminar.
Now in its 24th year, AIPLA’s Patent Prosecution Boot Camp is a comprehensive, CLE-accredited seminar that includes instructional lecture-style sessions with practical tips on U.S. 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 technology backgrounds: (1) Biotechnology/Chemical, (2) Electrical/Software, and (3) Mechanical.
Day 1 focuses on preparation of a patent application.
Day 2 focuses on prosecution of the application to grant.
Day 3 is a half-day program dedicated to more advanced topics such as petitions, appeals, post-grant proceedings, and international practice.
Program Agenda & Tentative Schedule
Wednesday, February 7
Application Preparation - Including:
- Opening Remarks
- Initial ‘Inventor’ Interview and Invention Disclosure
- Patent Searching and Opinions
- Application Drafting and Provisional Applications
- Overview of Design Patents
- Filing Formalities
- Afternoon Claims Drafting Workshops
- Networking Reception
Thursday, February 8
Prosecution of a Patent Application - Including:
- Responding to § 101 / §112 Rejections
- Responding to § 103 Rejections
- Restriction Elections / Double Patenting
- Continuations and RCEs
- Examiner Interviews & Knowing the USPTO
- Ethics, IDS & Duty of Candor
- Afternoon Workshops: Responding to Office Actions
Friday, February 9
Digging Deeper: Petitions, Appeals, Post-Grant Proceedings, and International Practice - Including:
- Petitions and Appeals
- Prosecution Tips from a Patent Litigator's Perspective
- Issuance, Term, Certification of Correction, Disclaimers & Maintenance
- PCT Filings and International Patent Prosecution
- Program concludes at 1:30 PM Pacific
AIPLA Regular Members: $495
AIPLA Solo Members: $395
AIPLA Junior and IP Paralegal Members: $295
AIPLA Government, Academic, & Student Members: $99
Venue & Hotel Details
The Boot Camp will be held at the
Silicon Valley Regional Office of the USPTO
26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95112
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Four Points Sheraton, which is walking distance to the USPTO Regional Officer.
Special Group Rate: $299 per night plus applicable taxes and fees. 72 hour cancellation required.
Overnight self parking: $39 plus taxes per night.
Room block expires January 8, 2024. Be sure to book early!
Four Points by Sheraton
San Jose Downtown
211 S. First Street
San Jose, California 95113
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