(PRWEB) October 13, 2013
Patent Week begins Oct. 28, at the Center for Intellectual Property Law at The John Marshall Law School. The nationally ranked Center is hosting programs on the increasing significance of patent protection in Europe, as well as advanced international patent law.
- “European Patent Practice” – Oct. 29 and 30
- “Advanced Patent Cooperation Treaty” –Oct. 31 and Nov. 1
“European Patent Practice” has a dual focus, with Oct. 29, dedicated to patent prosecution and Oct. 30 to discussion on litigation.
“With the growing importance of securing patent protection in Europe, whether that is dealing with or owning patentable inventions, this seminar will provide the most current information,” said Professor Doris Estelle Long, director of the Center. The program is offered jointly by the Center and the German IP firm Kuhnen & Wacker.
Topics covered include European Patent (EP) case law, EP claim drafting specialties, opposition, unitary patent and unified patent court. There is a $100 fee for one day or $195 for both days.
John Marshall is the Midwest host for the World Intellectual Property Organization’s “Advanced Patent Cooperation Treaty” program. The seminar has been developed for administrators and legal assistants, in the corporate environment and in law firms, who have extensive experience with the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
“If you want to gain a better and more comprehensive understanding of the formal and administrative procedures required to deal efficiently with PCT applications, this advanced seminar will offer you the updated information you need,” Long said.
Topics covered include: filing an international application in the U.S Receiving Office, including electronic filing; signature requirements, agents and common representatives, claiming priority and priority documents, correction of defects; international search and supplementary international search; filing amendments during the international phase and upon entry into the national phase; U.S. national stage vs. by-pass continuation practice.
There is a $500 fee for this program. Participants can earn 12.75 hours of CLE credit and .75 of ethics credit.
Registrations for both of these programs are being accepted at events.jmls.edu
John Marshall’s IP Program is ranked 12th in the nation. The IP Program, one of the oldest in the country, offers more than 30 specialized IP courses, making it one of the most extensive sets of IP offerings anywhere. The program draws students from around the country and across the globe.
About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. Through classes, clinics and special programs, students develop the strategic, analytical and transactional lawyering skills that are so valuable to employers. Its excellent curriculum, coupled with outstanding skills and experiential learning, help make John Marshall graduates practice-ready from day one. For practicing attorneys, John Marshall offers nine LLM degrees, more than any other law school in the Midwest. John Marshall is also a leader in providing distance education options in intellectual property, estate planning and employee benefits at the advanced graduate degree level. John Marshall offers six clinical experiences, including the nationally recognized Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic and the Fair Housing Legal Clinic. U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2014 edition ranks John Marshall’s Lawyering Skills Program second and its Intellectual Property Law program 12th in the nation.