Over the last year the U.S. Supreme Court has decided several important patent cases and the Federal Circuit has issued many critical decisions. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued new rules effective November 2007. Recent court decisions and other events have greatly affected numerous aspects of U.S. and international patent licensing and related transactional practice.
The Institute is designed to cover the practice impact of recent developments on all three sub-groups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors; patent litigators; and patent transactional lawyers. The two-day schedule includes 6 one-hour plenary sessions of broad interest to patent lawyers and a separate breakout track for prosecution, litigation and transactional practices. Each track features 6 one-hour breakout sessions focused on each of the 3 patent practice sub-groups. You can design the Institute schedule that best meets your individual practice needs.