"Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2016: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing," San Francisco, California, August 2016.

In this advanced two-day program, you will have a unique opportunity to receive hands-on drafting experience with the guidance of experienced patent prosecutors. By working in small technologically distinct groups, you will receive individualized feedback on claim drafting and amendment writing skills, as well as learn practical techniques for avoiding prosecution pitfalls. Guidance will be provided on the America Invents Act implementation by the Patent and Trademark Office, including the new Post-Grant Review and Inter Partes Review, as well as Covered Business Method Patents. The practical impact of recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions, e.g., Myriad, Alice, and KSR, will be explained. Course material will include sample problems and model solutions.

This program is designed for private or corporate and other in-house practitioners with patent experience who wish to improve their general claim drafting and amendment writing skills. Registrants will have the opportunity to concentrate for two days on the specialized skills required in their technological area.

Alexander Trimble is a presenter for the following topics:

Advanced Claim Drafting

A review of advanced drafting issues will be presented. The focus will be on language and techniques to avoid, as well as tips for improvement in view of recent case law and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office guidance.

Claim Drafting Workshops

Separate groups in Electromechanical/Mechanical, Electronics/Computers, and Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Chemical/Pharmaceutical) will participate in claim drafting Workshops, which include: individual review of students’ homework; in-depth discussion of claim drafting techniques; and application of substantive patent law to claim drafting problems. Additional claim drafting problems in each technology discipline will be assigned and thoroughly discussed in small groups.

Amendment Workshops

Separate groups in Electromechanical/Mechanical, Electronics/Computers, and Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Chemical/Pharmaceutical) will draft amendments and apply substantive patent law to practical patent prosecution problems under personal faculty guidance. Faculty will review and critique each individual student’s amendments from the homework assignment; sample amendment drafting problems in each technology discipline will also be assigned and discussed.

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