Archive for the ‘Conferences and Classes’ Category

SLW Invites You To A Free Webinar – America Invents Act: What Corporate Counsel Need To Know

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Please join Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. for an hour-long discussion on how combining litigation, reexamination, and interference results in the USPTO’s new adversarial proceedings: inter partes review and post-grant review. The AIA offers these proceedings to provide efficient patentability decisions designed to reduce the costs of litigation. Accused infringers must weigh potential estoppels against the benefits of the new proceedings, which provide for a settlement period and limited opportunities for discovery, depositions, claim amendments, and other motions.

The webinar will be on May 23, 2012 12:00 PM (CDT)

To register visit: or send an email to and we’ll register on your behalf

About the Presenters

Lissi Mojica is an officer of SLW and considered to be among the world’s foremost experts in reexamination procedures. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Mojica was a senior advisor at a Washington D.C. patent law firm, and served as an Associate Chair for the firm’s Post-Grant Law/Patent Reexamination Practice Group.

Kevin Greenleaf is a registered patent attorney and an associate at SLW. His practice includes patent procurement and post-grant review, portfolio analysis, technical analysis, and strategic counseling, with emphasis on computer architecture, software, circuit design, semiconductors, and microelectronic fabrication.

Intensive Patent Law Training Seminar

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Course Announcement:

Intensive Patent Law Training Seminar
February 22-24, 2012
New York City

The Chisum Patent Academy is pleased to accept registrations for our next seminar, to be held on February 22-24, 2012 in New York City.  Our venue is the American Elm conference room (Suite 503) of the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel, 36 Central Park South, New York, NY.

 The three-day seminar will focus on recent and important legislative and case law developments in U.S. patent law, including the American Invents Act of 2011, post-KSR nonobviousness decisions, Therasense and the future of inequitable conduct, and the Federal Circuit’s ongoing schism over patent claim construction.  Eighteen hours of CLE credit (including one hour of ethics credit) have been applied for.  The registration fee is $2,750 per person.

 A maximum of ten registrations will be accepted for this uniquely interactive round-table seminar.  All sessions are co-taught by patent law authors and educators Donald Chisum and Janice Mueller.  To register, please visit our website at or email us at

AIPLA Chem Practice “Road Show” Back On Track

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

On June 23, 2011, the AIPLA Chemical Patent Practice Road Show will go on in Chicago, emphasizing prosecution and litigation strategies, in both patent drafting and opinion work. Apart from the expertise of the speakers, which is uniformly high, these seminars tend to be a bargain compared with the price so many of the commercial CLE providers charge for programs that are as short as one day. I, along with my partner Dan Kluth, Rochelle Seide, and a few others (Lisa Dolak was often roped into doing the ethics portion for both audiences), revived an even earlier version of this concept which, on the chemical side, was entitled “Basic Chemical and Biotechnology Patent Practice Seminar.” Both the Chemical Group and the Computer Law Group organized one, to try to maximize the total audience. Then we really hit the road, doing three one-day sessions in 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000 in three cities – East Coast, Midwest or South, and West Coast – in a relatively short period of time. Not everyone did all three cities, but some of us did! It was hard work for the AIPLA staffers, but they always came through, and we all really felt like a “band on the run” by the time the last one was over.

AIPLA Chemical Patent Practice Road Show

Chisum Patent Academy Open for Business – Patent Law 401

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

I wasn’t sure what number would emphasize “advanced,” but this seminar series is definitely well above “101.” I don’t think any scholar is quoted more by the Federal Circuit than Don Chisum, and articles by Professor Janice Mueller have been widely recognized as authoritative (though we both got it “wrong” on the need for a separate written description requirement).

Disclaimer: Janice is my former law clerk, before she clerked for Judge Rich, worked  at Justice and entered academia. Get back on top of patent law – which has been bucking off practitioners lately like a mechanical bull.

Chisum Patent Academy