Oliff PLC has decided to cancel our 2020 Intellectual Property Training Institute (IPTI) that was scheduled to take place from September 22 through October 4, 2020. Given the impact of the coronavirus and the uncertainty surrounding air travel and large gatherings, we believe it is unlikely that we will be able to safely and effectively host the IPTI this year.
We expect to host the IPTI again in 2021. We plan to send out more information on the 2021 IPTI in March or April next year.
The IPTI is interactive, with lectures and hands-on workshops tailored to provide practical skills for improving U.S. patent application preparation and prosecution.
The IPTI is most beneficial for participants that have a basic understanding of U.S. patent law and experience drafting and/or prosecuting U.S. patent applications. Although the majority of the topics focus on patent prosecution skills and strategies, we also provide an introduction to various post-issuance topics, including patent litigation and administrative patent proceedings under the AIA, such as inter partes review (IPR) proceedings at the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). We focus on the claim construction process and the impact that claim drafting, amendments and arguments made during prosecution may have on the construction and scope of claims during litigation and PTAB proceedings.
Detailed training materials are provided for all participants. The two-week IPTI also includes educational outings, e.g., planned visits to the USPTO and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as optional social activities.
For more information, please contact us.
277 S. Washington St., Suite 500
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Telephone: (703) 836-6400
Facsimile: (703) 836-2787