The 11th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute

The 11th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office offers a unique opportunity to join USPTO senior staff, leading practitioners, academics and members of the federal judiciary for two days of presentations on the latest developments in patent law, including:  

  • Section 101: Current requirements, interpretations and guidelines from the USPTO and practical guidance for patent practitioners
  • A review of Nautilus and Packard and discussion of indefiniteness at the USPTO
  • PTAB proceedings: Practice tips and strategies and the impact on patent practice and patent owners
  • An overview of ITC proceedings and examination of enforcement of exclusion and cease/desist orders
  • Practical due diligence considerations in competitor-to-competitor licensing
  • An in-depth discussion on the current patent landscape and key issues impacting enforceability and licensing, including pending legislative efforts, trends in injunctive relief and more
  • Keynote presentation by Hon. Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Presentations from members of the judiciary including a keynote presentation by Federal Circuit Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit, Hon. Sharon Prost and the popular Judicial Panel, moderated by former Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit, Hon. Paul R. Michel
  • Earn up to 14.25 hours of credit including 2.00 hours of ethics.

The Institute is presented by The University of Texas School of Law, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and George Mason University School of Law. 

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