Summer Patent Seminar
June 4 - 23, 2017
Metropolitan Washington, DC
Who Should Attend?
- In-house counsel, technical advisors, IP coordinators, paralegals, researchers and research managers looking for a comprehensive overview of U.S. patent prosecution
- Patent attorneys and agents from abroad who are interested in developing a thorough understanding of U.S. patent practice
For over 30 years, BSKB has been providing participants of our summer seminar with a comprehensive overview of U.S. patent law. This tradition continues with our 2017 Summer Patent Seminar (SPS), which will be held from June 4 through June 23, 2017 in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.
The SPS focuses primarily on the practical problems encountered in obtaining valid and enforceable U.S. patents, as well as enforcement of patent rights after grant. The seminar encompasses lectures provided by experienced practitioners, as well as a series of workshops which provide participants with a chance to learn about patent issues in a hands-on setting.
The SPS can also be taken in conjunction with our Post Grant Bootcamp, an intensive training program on post grant issues.
Lectures are held at the Falls Church, Virginia offices of BSKB, in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Classes generally run from 9:30am to 4:00pm daily. Detailed class schedules will be issued prior to the start of the seminar. Planned social activities give participants the chance to interact with other participants. These activities include an opening “getting to know you” reception, a two day trip outside of the Washington, DC area and a closing banquet, among others.
Registrations are due by May 12, 2017. The fee for the 2017 Summer Patent Seminar is $3,750, which includes the lecture materials, the out-of-town trip, and most social events (an additional fee may be required for accompanying guests to attend certain social events). BSKB has arranged a group rate for participants at a hotel within walking distance of our offices. Upon registering for the seminar, you will receive further information on housing options.
Participants of the SPS who wish to remain and participate in the Post Grant Bootcamp (PGB) are welcome to do so, however, separate registration must be completed for the PGB. Please visit the PGB page for more information and to register.
Please contact BSKB with any questions.
Filing and Prosecuting Patent Applications
Statutory Subject Matter
Prior Art and Obviousness
Duty of Disclosure
Benefit of Earlier Filed Applications/Continuing Patent Application Filing Strategies
Post Grant Patent Procedures
Literal Patent Claim Scope Interpretation and Infringement
Doctrine of Equivalents and Prosecution History Estoppel
Register Now for the 2017 Summer Patent Seminar!
Registration for this seminar is now closed. Please contact us if you have any questions or need to make changes to your registration.