Patent Law Seminars: Cincinnati, Ohio (September 26-27, 2024)

The Chisum Patent Academy will hold its next two-day Advanced Patent Law Seminar on Thursday/Friday, September 26-27, 2024 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  You can register here. Because attendance is limited to ten persons, you may wish to email us at to confirm the availability of seats before registering.  


Our seminar will be held at the Cincinnati offices of Frost Brown Todd LLP, located at Great American Tower, 301 East Fourth Street, Suite 3300, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Nearby overnight accommodations:

  • Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel (0.3 miles; use FBT corporate code F1B)
  • 21c Museum Hotel (0.5 miles; To receive FBT’s 15% discount discount, email or call Traci Listo at, 513.578.6613, or call the main reservation line (888.831.7077) and note your are with Frost Brown Todd)
  • Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (Downtown) (0.5 miles; use FBT Corporate Code 1360669)
  • Residence Inn Cincinnati at the Phelps (0.2 miles; use FBT corporate code F1B). 

Seminar Coverage:

We update the syllabus for every seminar to reflect important recent developments, and it is subject to change until the start of the seminar. The September 2024 seminar will likely include at least the following topics:

  • Recent Significant Federal Circuit and Supreme Court Patent Law Decisions
    • The Death of the Chevron Doctrine
    • Enablement
    • Inventorship
    • Eligibility
    • Nonobviousness
    • Design patent obviousness 
    • Inducing infringement
  • “To Err is Human”: Strategies for Correcting Errors in Patent Claims
    • Judicial correction
    • Substitute claims in inter partes reviews
    • Reissue
    • Certificates of correction
  • New Rules for Prior Art Effective Dates under the AIA
    • Penumbra v. RapidPulse (PTAB Nov. 15, 2023) (precedential) (interpreting §102(d) (AIA version) and distinguishing Dynamic Drinkware v. Nat’l Graphics (Fed. Cir. 2015) (interpreting §102(e) (pre-AIA))
  • Patent Claim Interpretation: The Recurring Issue of Singular versus Plural
  • Ethics Issues in USPTO Post-Issuance Review Practice
    • Ethics rules relevant to Inter Partes Review
    • Duty of candor
    • Sanctions decisions by Director/PTAB
    • Office of Enrollment and Discipline decision
  • Patent Term Adjustment & Double Patenting

Ohio State Bar MCLE Credit Applied For: 

We have applied to the Ohio State Bar for 12.0 MCLE credits for the Cincinnati seminar, including 1.0 ethics credit. 

CLE credit for other states: Because of our small group size, the Chisum Patent Academy applies in advance for CLE accreditation only in those states where we conduct live seminars. 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 the state where that seminar is being held, please apply directly to the appropriate state bar. We are happy to provide any necessary documentation required for your application.


Our two-day seminar will run from 9am to 4:30pm both days, with a 1.5 hour lunch break, for a total of 12.0 instructional hours. Continental breakfast will be available starting at 8:30am each day.

Our small group seminars are limited to ten (10) attendees. To maximize opportunities for discussion and debate, we conduct the seminars in interactive, round-table style. Sessions are co-taught by Donald Chisum and Janice Mueller

Registration Fee:

The registration fee for the two-day Cincinnati seminar is $2,000 per person, which includes extensive materials, continental breakfast, and on-site lunch. Alumni/ae of the Academy receive a 10% discount. Registration fees may be paid by credit card or wire transfer here.

Due to the limited number of seats, registration fees are non-refundable. If the Chisum Patent Academy cancels the seminar, your registration will be refunded in full.


We provide Continental breakfast for our participants in the seminar room starting at 8:30 am each morning. Lunch (between 12-1:30 pm) will also be provided.

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