Post Grant Bootcamp

BSKB's Post Grant Bootcamp

July 5-7, 2023

Registration for this event will open January 2023.

Please contact clientrelations@bskb.com if you have any questions.
COVID safety protocols will be implemented including social distancing and masking as required by the US CDC, including Federal, State and local guidelines.

Who Should Attend?

  • Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents
  • Litigation attorneys interested in understanding Post Grant Procedures
  • Participants should have basic knowledge of U.S. patent law

What’s a Bootcamp?

A “bootcamp” can be defined as an intensive training program for improving one’s skills in a particular subject area. The Annual Post Grant Bootcamp (PGB) will start with a brief overview of post grant issues and will then take an in-depth look at post grant procedures and specific topics.

Topics Covered:

Patent Office Trials

  • Inter Partes Review (IPR)
  • Post-Grant Review (PGR)
  • Differences between the PTAB and District Court litigation
  • Estoppel, real party in interest, discovery and filing deadlines, making amendments and printed publication doctrine
  • Ethics

Other Post Grant Procedures

  • Certificates of Correction
  • Reexamination and Supplemental Examination
  • Reissue Applications

CLE Credit Available

Estimated 9 hours of Virginia CLE credit available, including 1 hour of ethics (subject to approval of the specific state). Participants can use the Virginia credit approval form to apply for credit in their respective states.

General Information

Lectures are held at the Falls Church, Virginia offices of BSKB, in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Classes will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. EDT each day. Detailed class materials will be issued before the start of the seminar. Class schedules can be found on our seminar website.

Lunch will be provided on-site each day. Social events providing dinner will also be available for those who are interested.

The registration deadline is May 26, 2023. Preference in registration will be given to BSKB clients and prospective clients. The cost for the 2023 PGB Seminar is $1,500 USD. This includes all lecture materials, lunches and social events. Scholarships for patent students and in-house counsel are available. Upon registering for the PGB, you will receive an invoice and payment instructions.

Please contact BSKB with any questions.