Practitioner Perspectives: After Final Practice and Information Disclosure Statements
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:00pm – 1:30pm
COC Headquarters (live interactive simulcast)
Hickory, NC 28601
Executive Board Room
Corning Incorporated (live presentation)
Corning, NY 14831
Armistead Conference Room
Sorenson BioScience (Axygen) (live interactive simulcast)
6507 South 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
James E. Beyer, Esq.
Brian A. Tent, Esq.
Nicholaus R. Rericha, Esq.
Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP (Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio)
Susan Wilks, Esq.
Full Course Title: “Your Ethical Responsibilities - Lawyers Helping Lawyers”
Part I of this program will address the options available to patent practitioners when presented with a final office action including: examiner interview; After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0 (AFCP 2.0); Pre-Appeal Brief Request for Review; Notice of Appeal with full Appeal Brief; Request for Continued Examination; Post Prosecution Pilot Program (P3 – now concluded); and Patents Ombudsman Program. The presentation will include an overview of the options, best practices for when/how to use the options to achieve a favorable outcome, and practitioner insights based on experience.
Part II of this program will address the current state of Information Disclosure Statement Practice including updates on current IDS submission procedures at the US Patent Office, a discussion of ethical considerations related to IDS filings, a discussion of subject matter that might be included in an IDS. The presentation will be designed to help the practitioner decide what to cite, how to cite it, and what steps should be taken before filing an IDS.
All participants must be registered for the program. Seating is limited and registration is required. Registration for the program closes on Monday, June 19, 2017. To register call 607.974.0665 or 828.901.6998, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
North Carolina participants are invited to join by live fully-interactive audio and visual simulcast teleconference accompanied with Outlook Lync Online Meeting in a classroom setting. Accreditation for 1.5 CLE "General" credit hours will be applied for through the NC State Bar Continuing Legal Education Board. Attendance is confirmed both visually and by sign-in/sign-out sheet. There must always be more than one (1) attorney attending the Hickory classroom presentation.
New York participants are invited to join this live presentation, located at Corning, NY, in a classroom setting. This course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced New York attorneys and has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE “Skills” credit hours. Attendance is confirmed both visually and by sign-in/sign-out sheet.
Utah participants are invited to join by live fully-interactive audio and visual simulcast teleconference presentation, accompanied with Outlook Lync Online Meeting in a classroom setting. This course is appropriate for experienced New York attorneys and has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE “Skills” credit hours. Attendance is confirmed both visually and by sign-in/sign-out sheet.
Throughout the entire course, NC, UT, and NY attendees will be able to (1) participate in live interactive discussions, (2) visually see each other in their respective conference room, and (3) view the live PowerPoint presentation as presented by James E. Beyer, Esq., Brian A. Tent, Esq., and Nicholaus R. Rericha, Esq. from the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP. Each conference room location will have a sign-in/sign-out sheet and evaluation forms. The evaluation forms must be completed at the end of the course prior to departing the classroom and submitted to the CLE coordinator.
There is no fee for this course.
NO FOOD IS ALLOWED IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM DURING THE PROGRAM PRESENTATION.