IP Master Classes
Innovative Course Offerings
The Franklin Pierce Center for IP has launched an IP Master Class Series to bring in notable judges, practitioners and policy makers to conduct intensive classes in IP specialty practice areas, with a particular focus on the latest developments in IP law and policy.
The first two courses were held in spring 2012:
Current Issues in Copyright Practice: Current Issues in Copyright Practice provides students with an overview of recent U.S. Copyright Office policy changes, the various efforts underway to address them, and the role of the Copyright Office and other stakeholders in shaping solutions.
Reexamination Proceedings and Post Grant Practice before the USPTO: Students learn to assess various options for clients and maximize potential positive outcomes of the reexamination and post grant practice, regardless of the client’s legal position, in a practical, hands-on, two-day intensive Master Class. Basic strategy considerations and practice tips for current ex parte and inter parties Reexamination Proceedings practice are covered. The course touches upon upcoming additional post-grant review options that are created by the new America Invents Act and where they might fit in practical patent strategy.