1-5pm (4.0 CLE: MO, KS pending)
Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, 1201 Walnut
Registration: $130 (includes 4-hour CLE, materials)
(2-hour option available: $65)
1-1:50pm: Accelerated Examination: Three Years and Counting – Cardinal IP
This presentation will discuss the USPTO’s Accelerated Examination process. First we will cover the requirements, including the Pre-examination Search Document and the Accelerated Exam Support Document. Then, based on our extensive experience with this process, we will discuss best practices and insights for avoiding common pitfalls. The presentation concludes with a general discussion of the advantages and potential disadvantages of using the Accelerated Examination process versus the normal filing procedure.
2-2:50pm: Reexamination proceedings – Jennifer Bailey, Hovey Williams
3-3:50pm: Handling an inter partes proceeding through the trial phase – Dave Rein
4-4:50pm: Case Studies on Ethics and Professional Responsibility Relevant to IP Practitioners
- Communications with potential clients and addressing subject matter conflicts
Kent Erickson, Erickson, Kernell, Derusseau & Kleypas
- Addressing attorney client privilege and work product issues in cases in which defense counsel provided pre-litigation freedom to operate opinion and addressing conflicts arising in IP transactions between two existing clients
Ed Marquette, Kutak Rock
- Avoiding Malpractice claims: in collection practices and advising clients to submit claims to insurance carriers
Mike Elbein, Hovey Willaims, LLP
Please check in on the 29th Floor - parking will be validated. Parking is available in the Town Pavilion parking garage at 13th & Grand and will be available throughout the evening for those attending the happy hour.