Upcoming Patent Law Seminars

The Chisum Patent Academy will hold its next Patent Law Seminars in Seattle, WA (August 12-14, 2015); Washington, D.C. (September 24-25, 2015); and Cincinnati, OH (March 10-11, 2016).

Additional details about our Seattle seminar (August 12-13-14, 2015).

Additional details about our Washington, D.C. seminar (September 24-25, 2015).

Additional details about our Cincinnati, Ohio seminar (March 10-11, 2016).

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 2015 Cincinnati spring seminar addressed the following topics: recent blockbuster Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions including Alice Corp. (and CAFC decisions applying Alice), Teva v. Sandoz, Nautilus v. Biosig, Highmark, Octane Fitness, Medtronic, Petrella, Limelight v. Akamai, and Commil USA (cert. granted); the schism within the Federal Circuit on patent claim interpretation on application of “plain and ordinary meaning” and the claim differentiation doctrine versus discerning the “actual invention” from the specification; the new Supreme Court decisions on patent claim interpretation standards of review (Teva) and the definiteness requirement (Nautilus); drafting and enforcing method and system claims (including drafting considerations targeting direct, inducing, and divided infringement problems); a series of recent Federal Circuit decisions concerning the exhaustion defense to patent infringement; and inter partes review statistics, case studies, and the Federal Circuit’s first decision on appeal from the merits of a PTAB IPR final decision, In re Cuozzo (approving PTAB’s use of the broadest reasonable construction standard for claims challenged in an IPR).

Complete syllabi from our 2015, 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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