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Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2017

Practising Law Institute


Date: July 12, 2017 - July 14, 2017

Time: 5:00AM - 1:00PM

Location: PLI California Center, San Francisco, CA


  • An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation

Event Details

This program is directed to patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number and with little or no patent experience. The program will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, and also provide a review of recent developments in the law. A litigator’s perspective is included to show how drafting and prosecution can influence the development, and often the outcome, of subsequent patent litigation; and, conversely, how a litigator's perspective can inform drafting and prosecution. 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.


Alexander R. Trimble, PhD, is a Mintz Member and patent attorney who provides pharmaceutical companies with strategic legal and business advice. Alex evaluates matters related to patentability and freedom-to-operate issues.