Chisum Patent Academy seminar participants include experienced attorneys (law firm partners and associates as well as in-house counsel and solo practitioners), USPTO personnel, patent agents, patent analysts, business managers, engineers, scientists, judicial law clerks, and law librarians. A significant number of our attendees are experienced civil litigators seeking to expand their patent litigation skills set. Others are veteran patent prosecutors. Past seminars have included participants from law firms, corporations, research institutions, and universities including Samsung Electronics, Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com, Oculus VR/Facebook, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Nokia, Sun Pharmaceuticals (India and U.A.E.), Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (U.S. and India), Boeing Corp., Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Research in Motion Ltd., Intellectual Ventures, Invention Development Fund, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, MedImmune, Thomson Licensing, C.R. Bard, Ashland Chemical, Church & Dwight Co., Tethys Bioscience, Gen-Probe Inc., Dart NeuroScience LLC, Centriq Corp., Coloplast Group, Bunge Ltd., Kao Chemical (Japan), MiRagen Therapeutics, Heliae Biotechnology, NDS Israel, MDI Holdings, Mold Masters Inc., Univation Technologies, Mosaid Technologies (Canada), Abengoa Solar, Switch Materials Inc., IdeaFlood, CGG Veritas (France), Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, inTouch Health, PW Power Systems, ADP LLC, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Milacron (Canada), MorphoSysAG (Germany), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT, Mexico), the U.S. Department of Energy, the University of Alberta, and the Japanese Patent Office.
Chisum Patent Academy seminar participants have wide-ranging backgrounds including engineering, the sciences, business, finance, marketing, communications, and fine arts. A technical background is not required of our attendees, but a willingness to engage with basic aspects of inventions from varied fields of technology is an important part of any patent law educational experience.