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Vedder Thinking | Events Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Chicago



May 16-18, 2012

Angelo J. Bufalino, Chair of Vedder Price’s Intellectual Property group, and Christopher P. Moreno, a Shareholder in the firm’s Intellectual Property group, were presenters at “Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2012: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing,” a three-day seminar hosted by the Practising Law Institute (PLI).

PLI offered the same program on June 13-15 in New York, NY. At that program, Thomas J. Kowalski presented and Deborah L. Lu, Ph.D. served as a clinic instructor.

“Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2012: A Bootcamp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing” is directed to patent attorneys, litigation attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number, or little patent experience. It will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, as well as a review of recent developments in the law. A litigator’s perspective is also presented to show how drafting and prosecution can influence the development, and often the outcome, of subsequent patent litigation. The clinics offer a unique supplement to the kind of hands-on mentoring that senior attorneys are hard-pressed to provide to less-experienced attorneys and agents. Additional information about this program can be found on the PLI website.


Angelo J. Bufalino