Patent Boot Camp
Patent Bootcamp 2020 is a one-day seminar aimed at offering participants training on the basics of intellectual property law, patent law, and the patent application process. The goals of the bootcamp are: (i) to identify and discuss the challenges women/minority/indigenous communities face with protecting their innovation; and (ii) to provide intense training about the U.S. patent system and the patenting process.
The program has been approved for up to 8 hours of general continuing legal education (CLE) credit.
This one-day program will focus on teaching the basics of intellectual property law in general and patent law in particular, as well the basics of the patent application and prosecution process. The program will touch on a host of issues including: pre-filing considerations, invention disclosure and patent preparation, claim drafting, patent application preparation, patent prosecution, patent litigation, and patent counseling. The program will also involve a review of recent developments in the law. Overall, with an eye towards successful prosecution and enforcement, attendees will learn how to prepare a patent application that satisfies the statutory requirements for patentability.
Target Audience: Innovators, entrepreneurs, individuals in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), patent attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number or little patent experience.
Bootcamp faculty will offer presentations and lectures on the following topics:
- What is a Patent?
- What is a Trade Secrets?
- What is a Copyright
- What is a Trademark?
- Patents vs Trade Secrets: What is the Difference?
- Patents vs Trade Secrets: Which Option is Right for You?
- What Are the Stages of the Patent Process?
- Pre-filing considerations
- Patent Search 101: The Basics of Patent Searching
- Provisional Patent Application: What Is It?
- Pros and Cons of Provisional Patent Application
- Initial Steps of a Patent Invention Disclosure
- An Overview of Claim Drafting and Preparation of a Patent Application
- The Basics of Patent Claim Drafting
- An Overview of Patent Prosecution
- Patent Prosecutor Ethics
- Patent Litigation Issues
- Paent Claim Chart Review
- Post-grant Proceedings: Inter partes review, post-grant review and other post-issuance proceedings
- Mary Beth Brooks
- Director, Small Business Development Center, Fayetteville, AR
- Yoon Chae
- Partner, Baker & McKenzie LL.P., Dallas
- Lisa C. Childs
- Patent Attorney; Assistant Vice President for Technology Commercialization, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
- Kimberlynn Davis
- Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP, Atlanta
- Sarah Goforth
- Executive Director, Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Adjunct Professor, Sam M. Walton College of Business
- David Hinton
- Associate Director, Technology Ventures, University of Arkansas
- Jane A. Kim
- Partner, Wright Lindsey Jennings LLP, Fayetteville, AR
- Molly Kocialski
- Regional Director, Rocky Mountain United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Jade O. Laye
- Partner, Haynes Boone, LLP., Houston
- Meredith Lowry
- Of Counsel, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP, Rogers, AR
- Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile
- E.J. Ball Professor, University of Arkansas School of Law
- David Pieper
- Founding Member, Keisling & Pieper PLC
- Heather Nachtmann
- Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering
- Rashauna Norment
- Rashauna Norment Law Firm, PLLC
- David Snow
- President of the University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation (UATDF)
- Katie Thompson
- Director, Science Venture Studio, Fayetteville, AR
- Justin Urso
- Director, McMillon Innovation Studio
- Tammy VanHeyningen
- Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP, Madison, WI
- Debby Winters
- Cascade Law Group, Fayetteville, AR