PLI’s Patent Law Institute Coming To A Location Near You!


PLI’s 5th Annual Patent Law Institute is on February 17-18 in New York (and via web) and on March 21-22 in San Francisco.  If you’re not joining us live in NYC or on the web, you can come here on Thursday February 17th at 9:15am to see a live stream of  former USPTO Deputy Director Sharon Barner’s keynote address to kick off the Insitute.

The Institute will cover the practice impact of recent developments on all three sub-groups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic &transactional lawyers. The two-day schedule includes six one-hour plenary sessions of broad interest to patent lawyers and a separate breakout track for prosecution, litigationandstrategic & transactional practices. Each track features six one-hour breakout sessions focused on each of the three patent practice sub-groups.

Plenary sessions include:

  • USPTO Keynote Address by USPTO Deputy Director Sharon R. Barner
  • Understand the practice impact of recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions
  • Learn the latest on the lower court’s reactions to the Supreme Court’s Bilski decision from a panel of experts
  • Master the changes at the USPTO and how to manage client expectations
  • Corporate counsel divulge the patent issues that keep them awake at night
  • A distinguished panel of federal judges share their perspective on critical patent litigation issues
  • Earn one hour of ethics credit

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