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2016 Patent Prosecution Boot Camp



This two-day patent prosecution seminar, also known as “boot camp,” is tailored to new practitioners, as well as to those who want to learn the basics or refresh their knowledge of U.S. patent application preparation and prosecution.  The boot camp is also suitable for foreign practitioners who want to understand and speak the language of the US practitioners when sending instructions on a US case or receiving instructions on a local case.
 
The patent prosecution boot camp is a comprehensive, CLE-accredited seminar that includes instructional lecture-style sessions with practical tips on U.S. patent preparation and prosecution and hands-on interactive workshops on claim drafting and responding to office actions.  The workshops are held in smaller groups according to technology background:
 
-       Biotechnology/Chemical
 
-       Electrical/Software
 
-       Mechanical
 
To download all the session materials for 2016 Patent Prosecution Boot Camp: 

 



Tuesday, October 25

​7:00 am–5:30 pm

Registration & CLE Information

7:00–8:00 am 
Continental Breakfast

8:00–8:10 am



Welcome & Over​view

Lisa Jorgenson
AIPLA
Arlington, VA

Yelena Morozova 

Gill Jennings & Every LLP
London, United Kingdom

8:10–8:50 am



Initial "Inventor" Interview And Searching: Practical Legal And Business Considerations

Gregory D. Allen 
3M
Minneapolis, MN
 
​8:50–9:35 am Application Drafting & Provisional Applications

Scott Cummings 
Dentons US, LLP
Washington, DC

9:35 – 10:15am Restriction/Double Patenting
        
          Ann M. Mueting
     Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, PA
     Minneapolis, MN
        
          Brian Stanton
     Stanton Consulting Services, LLC
     Washington, DC

​10:1510:30 am

​Break

10:30am -12:00 pm

​"Patents After the AIA: Evolving Law & Practice Under Section 102"

                       
Ann M. Mueting
            Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, PA
            Minneapolis, MN

            Gregory D. Allen 
3M
Minneapolis, MN
 
      Brad Pederson
Patterson Thuente IP
Minneapolis, MN
 
      Brian Stanton 
Stanton Consulting Services, LLC
Washington, DC

​12:00 - 12:45 pm

Lunch

12:45 - 1:30 pm Prosecution Tips from a Patent Litigator's Perspective

              Paul D. Tripodi II 
              Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
              Los Angeles, CA

1:30–2:00 pm


Inventorship
 
H. Sanders Gwin 

Shumaker & Sieffert, PA
St. Paul, MN

2:00–2:40 pm


​Petitions & Appeals

William F. Smith 

BakerHostetler
Seattle, WA

2:40–3:45 pm

 

Claim Drafting Workshop - Part 1

          Frederick W. Gibb, III 
(Mechanical) 
          Gibb & Riley, LLC
          Annapolis, MD

          David A. Randall (Mechanical) 

          Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP
          Los Angeles, CA

          Ronald J. Kamis (Biotech/Chemical) 

          Prismatic Law Group, PLLC
          Washington, DC

          Debora Plehn-Dujowich (Biotech/Chemical) 

          Prismatic Law Group, PLLC
          Washington, DC
          
          Theresa R. Stadheim (Electrical/Software) 

          Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, PA
          Minneapolis, MN

          Rick A. Toering (Electrical/Software) 

          Toering Patents, PLLC
          Leesburg, VA

3:45–4:00 pm

Break

4:00–5:30 pm



 ​Claim Drafting Workshop - Part 2

          Frederick W. Gibb, III 
(Mechanical) 
          Gibb & Riley, LLC

          Annapolis, MD

          
David A. Randall (Mechanical) 
          Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP
          Los Angeles, CA


          Ronald J. Kamis (Biotech/Chemical) 
          Prismatic Law Group, PLLC
          Washington, DC
         
          Debora Plehn-Dujowich (Biotech/Chemical) 

          Prismatic Law Group, PLLC
          Washington, DC


          
Theresa R. Stadheim (Electrical/Software) 
          Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, PA
          Minneapolis, MN


          
Rick A. Toering (Electrical/Software) 
          Toering Patents, PLLC
          Leesburg, VA


Wednesday, October 26

7:00 am–5:00 pm
Registration & CLE Information

7:00–8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:00–9:30 am



PCT filings and International Patent Prosecution

          Carl Oppedahl 

          Oppedahl Patent Law Firm, LLC
          Westminster, CO
 

​9:30–10:15 am

Responding to §101, §112, and §103
      
           Paul R. Kitch 

           Greer Burns & Crain, Ltd. 
           Chicago, IL

10:15–10:30 am

Break

10:30 –11:00 am



​​Continuation Practice & Requesting Continued Examination 
 
            Mercedes Meyer

            Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
            Washington, DC
 

11:00 am - 12:15 pm
 
Office Action Response Workshop - Part 1

            John M. Dahl (Mechanical)

            Pauly, DrVries Smith & Deffner, LLC
            Minneapolis, MN

            Rakhi Nikhanj (Mechanical) 

            Pauly DeVries Smith & Deffner, LLC
            Minneapolis, MN

            Karen S. Canady (Biotech/Chemical)  

            Canady + Lortz, LLP
            Los Angeles, CA 

            Suzannah K. Sundby (Biotech/Chemical) 

            Canady + Lortz, LLP 
            Washington, DC

            Mark Kupets (Electrical/Software) 
            Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
            Herndon, VA

            Ashok K. Mannava (Electrical/Software)
            Mannava & Kang, PC
            Fairfax, VA​
12:15 - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 - 1:40 pm Post-Grant Proceedings

            Steve Kunin 
            Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt, LLP
            Alexandria, VA

​1:45 - 3:00 pm 

Office Action Response Workshop - Part 2 
           
            John M. Dahl (Mechanical) 
            Pauly, DrVries Smith & Deffner, LLC
            Minneapolis, MN

            
Rakhi Nikhanj (Mechanical)
            Pauly DeVries Smith & Deffner, LLC
            Minneapolis, MN

            Craig Puckett (Biotech/Chemical) 
            Pearl Coehn Zedek Latzer Baratz, LLP
            New York, NY 

            Suzannah K. Sundby (Biotech/Chemical)
            Canady + Lortz, LLP 
            Washington, DC 
         
            Mark Kupets (Electrical/Software) (Bio, Paper, Slides)
            Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
            Herndon, VA


            Ashok K. Mannava (Electrical/Software)
            Mannava & Kang, PC
            Fairfax, VA​

3:00 - 3:45 pm Issuance, Term, Certification, Disclaimers & Maintenance  
         
            Robert M. Hansen 

            The Marbury Law Group, PLLC
            Reston, VA

3:45 - 4:00 pm ​Break

4:00 - 5:00 pm Ethics, IDS & Duty of Candor

              
Tom Irving 
              Finnegan Henderson
              Washington, DC

​5:00 - 5:30 pm   ​Interviewing Examiners & Knowing the USPTO

              Amanda Murphy 
              Finnegan Henderson
              Washington, DC
* Program Agenda is subject to change (Last updated: 8/15/16)
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Registration Fees:

 

AIPLA members   

$ 495

Non-members
$ 695

Government/Student AIPLA member 

$ 245
*Refunds will be made only if cancellation is received by AIPLA no later than Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Cancellations must be in writing and faxed to (703) 415-0786, and are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds or credit will be issued for cancellations received after Tuesday, October 11, 2016. 
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Hotel Information:

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20008

The Marriot Wardman Park Hotel is a beautiful and modern facility in the heart of Washington, DC, close to the city's popular Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan areas. You will find great restaurants and bars, family attractions like the National Zoo and the Rock Creek Park nearby. Book your hotel today!

Hotel Cut-Off: 
October 3, 2016

Group/single/double rate: $305.00
(This rate is available 3 days pre and post meeting, 
based on availability.)

Call 877-212-5752 or 202-328-2000 and ask for the "AIPLA 2016 Group Rate", or book your reservation online today! 


*Discounted 2016 Annual Meeting Registration is subject to verification of your registration for the 2016 Patent Prosecution Boot Camp.

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