The Hon. Sharon R. Barner, Foley IP Litigation Partner and Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO (2009-2011), will deliver the USPTO Keynote Address at PLI's 5th Annual Patent Law Institute on March 21-22, 2011 in San Francisco, CA.
The Institute will cover the practice impact of recent developments on all three sub-groups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic & transactional lawyers. The two-day schedule includes six one-hour plenary sessions of broad interest to patent lawyers and a separate breakout track for prosecution, litigation and strategic & transactional practices. Each track features six one-hour breakout sessions focused on each of the three patent practice sub-groups. In just two days, you will learn the important developments and best practices in each area. And earn Ethics credit, too! You can design the Institute schedule that best meets your individual practice needs. Do not miss this unique opportunity to sharpen your practice skills and to network with federal judges, USPTO officials, in-house counsel and outside lawyers.