The Chisum Patent Academy will hold its fifth annual Seattle summer seminars on July 31-August 2, 2013and August 5-7, 2013. Both seminars will cover the same material. The interactive, roundtable-format, advanced patent law seminars are limited to ten (10) participants each, and all sessions are co-taught by patent treatise authors and educators Donald Chisum and Janice Mueller

Discussion topics for Seattle will include:

  • Patent Practice Gone Wrong: Lessons from Recent Cases on Patent Malpractice and Rule 11 Sanctions
  • CLS Bank v. Alice Corp.: Making Sense Out of Nonsense
  • Blockbuster Supreme Court and en banc Federal Circuit cases: AMP v. Myriad Genetics (patent eligible subject matter–pending), Lighting Ballast Control v. Philips Elecs. (claim interpretation standard of review–pending)
  • Giving Meaning to Means Clauses
  • Drafting and Enforcing Method and System Claims: Active Inducement, Divided Infringement, and Territoriality Issues
  • Design Patents and Injunctions: Apple v. Samsung as a Case Study
  • AIA Review: Where Are We So Far?
  • Recent Nonobviousness Developments
  • Pleading Requirements for Patent Infringement Actions

Complete syllabi from the 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009 seminars are available here.

The Academy will apply for 18 CLE credits per seminar. The registration fee for the three-day Seattle seminars is $2,000 per person, which includes extensive written materials plus daily breakfast and break refreshments. For location and registration details, please visit their website or

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