Our 8th Annual Intellectual Property Training Institute (IPTI) will be held from Sunday, September 25 – Friday, October 7, 2016.

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

Intellectual Property Training Institute Topics

The overall topics will include:

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

The first week of the Institute will be devoted to U.S. patent prosecution, with a focus on claim drafting, prior art, and obviousness.  The second week will focus 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 will be available for all participants.  The two-week Institute will also include several educational outings, including USPTO and court visits, as well as several optional social activities.

For More Information

For more information or to request a registration form, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Because of our desire to limit the number of attendees, and thereby maximize the value of our 2016 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

Intellectual Property Training Institute

Alexandria Attractions

To help plan your visit to our office in Alexandria, you can preview highlights of the Washington Metropolitan area at the following web sites:

  • City of Alexandria — Comprehensive information regarding all aspects of Alexandria, Virginia featuring a map of key area attractions.
  • Metrorail System Map — Map of the “Metro” subway train system of the Washington Metropolitan area including hours of operation.