Upcoming Patent Law Seminars

The Chisum Patent Academy will hold its next Patent Law Seminars in Cincinnati, OH (March 5-6, 2015) and Seattle, WA (August 12-14, 2015).

Additional details about our Cincinnati, Ohio seminar (March 5-6, 2015).

Additional details about our Seattle seminars (August 12-14, 2015).

Each seminar is limited to ten (10) attendees. Our seminars are conducted in interactive, round-table style to maximize opportunities for discussion, questioning, and sharing best practices. All sessions are co-taught by Donald Chisum and Janice Mueller.

We update the syllabus for every seminar to include the latest and most significant Federal Circuit and Supreme Court patent law developments. Some topic areas are retained for multiple seminars (e.g., patent claim construction, inequitable conduct) but are always updated to include the latest developments.

Our most recent 2014 Seattle summer seminars addressed the following topics: recent blockbuster Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions including Highmark, Octane Fitness, Medtronic, Petrella, Nautilus, Limelight, Alice Corp., and Lighting Ballast; the new law of patent claim definiteness; drafting and enforcing method and system claims (including divided infringement); inter partes review case study; “patent practice gone wrong,” including patent malpractice, Rule 11 and attorney fees for exceptional case, and inequitable conduct post-Therasense; the new “causal nexus” requirement for injunctive relief; the rise of design patents; and the patent exhaustion defense.

Complete syllabi from our 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009 syllabi are available here.

For our 3-day seminars, the Chisum Patent Academy will apply for 18 hours of CLE accreditation per seminar in those states where we conduct seminars. For our 2-day seminars, we will apply for 12 hours of CLE accreditation. Where state bars require, we submit attendees’ names as they are listed on the sign-in sheet. If you are seeking CLE credit for a state other than where that seminar is being held, please apply directly to the appropriate state bar. We are happy to assist you with all necessary documentation. More information about CLE accreditation.



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