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FICCI - Online Certificate Course on US Patent Law and Practice
[Please mention in your application that the source of information is from AdvocateKhoj]

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and The George Washington University (GWU) are jointly conducting the Certificate Course on Patent Law and Practice.

Course Duration: 13 Weeks (1st September, 2015 - 1st Week of December, 2015)

Objective of Course:
The course teaches fundamentals of patentability, patent prosecution, infringement, and enforcement under the US Patent Laws.

Who should pursue?

  • Students of law, science, engineering and related disciplines
  • Lawyers, Scientists, Engineers, and Professionals from disciplines related to patents
  • Academicians
  • Patent Agentsv
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Aspirants for IP Career
  • MSMEs

Key Features:

  • Unique Opportunity to learn from the prestigious George Washington University along with US students and Professionals in the Patent domain.
  • Participants from India to get recorded versions of the sessions by Chief Judge Randall R. Rader, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to view at their convenience.
  • State of Art Course Material been prepared by Domain Experts in US.
  • Online Chat Session once in a week for 2 hours with expert from US.
  • FORUM to enable participants to raise queries to Patent Law Experts from US and also to interact with other participants.
  • Participants from Industry could participate in FICCI-IPR division events free of cost.

Course Coverage and Training Materials:
The course would cover US Patent Law and Practice, infringement aspects and remedies to infringement available in US.

  • Patentability
    • Patentable Subject Matter (35 U.S.C. § 101) including software and biotech inventions
    • Understanding latest U.S. Supreme Court decisions on subject matter eligibility
    • Utility (35 U.S.C. § 101)
    • Novelty and Statutory Bars (35 U.S.C. § 102)
    • Non-Obviousness (35 U.S.C. § 103)
    • Adequacy of Disclosure (35 U.S.C. § 112)

  • Patent Prosecution
    • Claims
    • Types of Patent Applications (provisional, continuation, continuation-in-part, divisional)
    • Prosecuting Patent Applications
    • Post-Grant Procedures
    • New America Invents Acts (AIA) Procedures

  • Patent Infringementv
    • Literal Infringement (35 U.S.C. § 271(a))
    • Doctrine of Equivalents
    • Induced Infringement (35 U.S.C. § 271(b))
    • Contributory Infringement (35 U.S.C. § 271(c))
    • Extraterritorial Infringement
    • Exhaustion of Patent Rights

  • Equitable Defenses to Infringement
    • Laches, Equitable Estoppel, and Shop Rights

  • Infringement Remedies
    • Damages (Lost Profits and Reasonable Royalties) (35 U.S.C. § 284)
    • Injunctions (35 U.S.C. § 283)
    • Permanent Injunctions and EBay v. MercExchange

Course Methodology:

  • Course contents downloadable in PDF files to be provided by FICCI at the start of the course
  • Courseware to be taught by Randall R. Rader, Chief Judge from US through 13 recorded sessions of 2 hours each.
  • Online Examination having Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ's)
  • Issuance of Certificates to successful Participants

Registration Form:
While submitting your registration form, please mention that you heard about this course from AdvocateKhoj. In the column 'Source of Information about Course', please select Website and Blogs' and fill "AdvocateKhoj".

Course Fees:

  • Rs. 28,090/- (includes Rs. 25,000/- as course fees and Rs. 3090/- as Service Tax @12.36%)

Payment Procedure:

  • Payment for the Course, as applicable, must be made through Cheque / DD in favour of "FICCI", payable at New Delhi.
  • Application form along with the course fees is to be sent to FICCI through courier/speed post, addressed to:

Ms. Vedika Sidhu
Research Associate,
IPR Division, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI),
Federation House,
Tansen Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Phone: +91-7042555788

Important Dates:

Registration Start Date:

1st August, 2015

Registration Closing Date:

11th September, 2015

Conduct of the Course:

September 2015 - December 2015

Ms. Vedika Sidhu
Research Associate,
IPR Division, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI),
Federation House, Tansen Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: 011-23487477, +91-7042555788

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