Intellectual Property Training Institute

Our Intellectual Property Training Institute (IPTI) is held annually in the fall at our office here in Alexandria, VA.  Our 9th Annual IPTI  will be held Sunday, September 24 through Friday, October 6, 2017.  Past IPTI attendees have come from countries around the world, including China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The IPTI program is interactive, with lectures providing specific recommendations for improving patent application preparation and prosecution skills and strategies, followed by hands-on workshops using patents and facts from patent infringement litigations which our firm has handled.

The overall topics include:

  • U.S. Patent Specification and Claim Drafting
  • Prior Art and Obviousness
  • Patent Examination Strategies
  • Post-Examination Strategies
  • Claim Construction, Validity, Infringement, and Litigation

The first week of the Institute is devoted to U.S. patent prosecution, with a focus on claim drafting, prior art, and obviousness.  The second week focuses on prosecution strategies and expediting allowance, as well as patent enforcement, including post-examination practice, claim construction, validity, infringement and litigation.  Updates regarding the effect of the America Invents Act (AIA) are also discussed in detail and applied throughout all of the presentations.

Detailed training materials are given to all participants.  The two-week Institute also includes several educational outings, including USPTO and court visits, as well as several optional social activities.

For more information or to request a registration form for our 9th Annual IPTI to be held Sunday, September 24 through Friday, October 6, 2017, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Because of our desire to limit the number of attendees, and thereby maximize the value of our IPTI to them, registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

277 S. Washington St., Suite 500
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

T: (703) 836-6400
F: (703) 836-2787