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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 an international 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 want to learn more about patent law, please join us at the Rocky Mountain Regional Office of the USPTO for this three-day patent prosecution seminar. This year marks the program’s 19th year and is a comprehensive, CLE-accredited seminar that includes instructional lecture-style sessions with practical tips on U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution and hands-on interactive workshops on claim drafting 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 dedicated to more advanced topics and covers petitions, appeals, post-grant proceedings, and international practice. ​


We are an approved provider by most states requiring CLE and have applied for credit for this meeting to all states requiring CLE. The number of credit hours will vary depending on the requirements of the individual state. For 50-minute states, up to 26.6 CLE credit hours, including 1.2 Ethics hours are available. Certificates of Attendance, Attendance Sign-in Rosters and all other CLE information for states with CLE requirements will be available at the Registration Desk.

The Patent Prosecution Boot Camp (DC) has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California (a 60-minute state) in the amount of 22.2 credit hours, including 1.0 Ethics hour. AIPLA certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.​

Disclaimer:  AIPLA is a nonprofit national bar association.  The sole purpose of CLE programming 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 CLE programs 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.