Archive for the ‘Conferences and Classes’ Category

ACI Biotech Conference in Boston – What’s New?

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

A lot of the speakers will have big changes in patent law and watershed case law to tackle at the American Conference Institute’s 14th Advanced Forum on Biotech Patents in Boston, Nov. 28-29, 2012. I will be speaking with Kevin Noonan on the use of the inequitable conduct defense post-Therasense and on the use of the AIA and reissue to address “fraud” issues and strengthen patents pre-litigation.

Other topics include updates and practical advice on rebutting obviousness rejections and the tensions that can create with the tenants of the “new and improved” written description requirement of Ariad (John Ivanicki, Alexander Wilson, Matthew Beaudet , Amy Hamilton and Filko Prugo). The Keynote address will be delivered by Terry Rea, Deputy Director of the PTO, with other PTO insights coming from George Elliott, the Director of 1600 and Esther Kepplinger, former Assistance Director of Examination Policy and Bob Stoll, former Commissioner of Patents.  Other topics include Biosimilars, 101 issues and Akami/McKesson. So this is not just another AIA Conference. Y’all come!

ACI Biotech Conference

Chisum Patent Academy Announced 2013 Seminar Dates

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

This seminar series, taught by Donald Chisum, the leading authority on evolution  in patent law, and my former law clerk, Prof. Janice Mueller, explore contemporary developments in patent law in detail.  How about a session on how to respond to the new s. 101 Mayo/Myriad rejections that Examiner’s have begun to lay on us?

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Chisum Patent Academy to Convene in Seattle

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Patent Law Expert Donald Chisum and Professor Janice M Mueller will be co-lecturers at the three day Intensive Patent Law Seminar in Seattle, July30 – August 1, 2012.

To find out more information on the seminar, click here.

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.