*To follow, please find information for the 2013 Patent Intensive. Updated information for the 2014 Patent Intensive will be provided in early 2014.*
Cardozo School of Law Patent Law Summer Intensive
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law will host its first Summer Patent Law Summer Intensive for students and practitioners in Summer 2013. The week-long program will have two components—participants may enroll in one or both components. The morning component will be an intensive 15-hour course called Introduction to Patent Law which will focus on the law of patent validity and infringement in the United States. The afternoon component, also 15 hours, will feature lectures, panels, and exercises on current topics in patent law and practice. The afternoon course will be keyed to, but independent from, the morning course.
Cardozo Patent Law Summer Intensive at a Glance:
- 2014 Dates: July 14-July 18, 2014
- Program Audience: Practicing attorneys and law students from the U.S. and abroad who wish to get grounding in the most compelling issues in U.S. patent law
- 2013 Cost: $75 Application Fee / $3000 Full Program Fee; $1800 for morning or afternoon only* (*discounted prices for students currently enrolled in J.D. or LL.M. programs)
Current J.D. and LL.M. students will receive one credit on a pass/fail basis for each of the morning and afternoon credits, for two credits total. Cardozo students who have completed Patent Law are not eligible for credit for the morning session, but can earn one credit for the afternoon session. The method of evaluation for the morning class will be a short take-home exam. The method of evaluation for the afternoon will be participation in simulation-based exercises.
CLE credit: Upon completion of the full morning and afternoon components, participants will receive 36 CLE credits, including 33 in the category of Professional Practice and 3 in the category of Ethics and Professionalism. The morning component only carries 18 CLE credits in Professional Practice. The afternoon component carries 18 credits, including 15 credits of Professional Practice and 3 credits of Ethics and Profesionalism.
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Patent Law Summer Intensive Content
This course provides a rigorous introduction to the basic principles of United States patent law and their application to contemporary problems of practice and policy. The course will cover the basic criteria for patentability, including patentable subject matter, disclosure, novelty, and nonobviousness. It will also provide an introduction to principles of infringement and the remedies available to patentholders. Each day will consist of a morning lecture and an afternoon exercise. Students may enroll in either or both of the morning and afternoon components of the course.
Tentative schedule (subject to modification):
Monday, July 15
9 am – Noon: Patentable subject matter
Introduction to the historical and contemporary debates surrounding eligible subject matter. Topics will include business methods, software patents, medical diagnostics, and biotech.
1 pm – 4 pm: Debate on gene patents
Cardozo Professor Dan Ravicher, counsel to the plaintiffs in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, will lead a debate on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in that case. Q&A will follow.
Tuesday, July 16
9 am – Noon: Disclosure
Overview of the various doctrines governing what information must be disclosed in a patent document. Topics will include enablement, written description, and claim definiteness.
1 pm – 4 pm: Panel on patents and business strategy
For this panel, we will assemble a group of experts drawn from law, business, and finance to discuss the role that IP plays throughout the lifecycle of a technology-based company. Emphasis will be on the interaction between legal and non-legal aspects of technological protection.
Wednesday, July 17
9 am – Noon: Novelty and nonobviousness
This portion of the course will cover the both the first-to-invent system governing patents applied for before March 2013 and the new first-to-file provisions of the America Invents Act. We will also explore the nonobviousness doctrine and its application in cases following KSR v. Teleflex.
1 pm – 4 pm: Patent claim drafting and prosecution simulation
The afternoon session will be a hands-on patent claim drafting exercise. Participants will draft a complete disclosure and set of claims for a simple technology and will then engage in a simulated exchange with “patent examiner” practitioners who will provide insights into the prosecution process at the PTO.
Thursday, July 18
9 am – Noon Infringement
We will explore the doctrine and practice of claim construction and contemporary debates over the proper interpretation of patent claims. We will also introduce literal infringement, the doctrine of equivalents, and limited examination of defenses to infringement such as experimental use.
2 pm – 5 pm: Patent moot court simulation
Experienced patent litigators will offer insights about current developments in patent litigation and will then serve as “judges” in a moot court exercise. Participants will be given a patent to defend and will engage in a hands-on oral argument simulation.
Friday, July 19
9 am – Noon: Remedies
Topics include preliminary and permanent injunctions, methodology for computing damages, and the relationship between patent law’s remedial structure and the development of business models such as “patent trolls.”
12 noon - 2 pm Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
Jeffrey Lewis, Partner, Patterson, Belknap, Webb and Tyler LLP and President, American Intellectual Property Law Association
2 pm – 4 pm: Panel on contemporary issues in patent practice and ethics
Panel on contemporary issues in patent practice and ethics: A panel of expert practitioners will discuss current ethical issues in the practice of patent law. This session qualifies for New York Ethics CLE credit.
Faculty and Guest Speakers
Program Director Professor Michael Burstein's research focuses on the institutional structures - both private and public - that shape innovation. He is interested primarily in the intersections between intellectual property and both corporate law and public law. Professor Burstein has previously written about the administrative structure of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is currently working on projects to clarify the law of patent standing and to develop insights into how private and public sector actors can make effective use of prizes for innovation.
Professor Daniel Ravicher serves as executive director of the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) at Cardozo Law, where he works to protect freedom in the patent system. His case against Myriad Genetics will be heard by the Supreme Court in April 2013. The suit charges that patents on two human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer are unconstitutional. Labeled a modern day 'Robin Hood' by Science magazine, and awarded an Echoing Green Fellowship for social entrepreneurship, Professor Ravicher is a registered patent attorney who writes and speaks frequently on patent law and policy, including twice testifying as an invited witness before Congress on the topic of patent reform. As a result of his accomplishments and professional reputation, Professor Ravicher was named to both Managing Intellectual Property magazine's '50 Most Influential People in IP' list and IP Law & Business magazine's 'Top 50 Under 45' list.
Garrard Beeney is co-head of the Intellectual Property Group at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and secretary of the Firm’s Managing Partners Committee. He has litigated intellectual property cases throughout the country in both federal and state courts. Mr. Beeney also represents clients before U.S. and European competition law authorities, particularly in the area of the intersection between intellectual property and competition laws. In addition to trying patent and antitrust cases, Mr. Beeney has argued appellate cases in various courts, including in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit and the Second Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Arkansas. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in infringement actions, frequently advises on licensing issues and IP monetization, and has represented patent holders in the formation of licensing pools.
Additional speakers to be announced.
Luncheon and Keynote Address
Friday, July 19, 2013
12 noon-2 pm
Jeffrey I.D. Lewis
Partner, Patterson, Belknap, Webb and Tyler LLP
President, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Jeffrey I.D. Lewis is President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and of AIPPI-US, an AIPLA division. A partner in Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, New York City, he focuses on patent litigation, as well as counseling, opinions and transactions. He is a chemical engineer admitted before the U.S. Patent Office and numerous courts. Mr. Lewis is a cum laude graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, was an Alexander Judicial Fellow to Hon. Marion T. Bennett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has served as an Adjunct Professor at Cardozo since 1999. He has served as a Trustee of the American Intellectual Property Law Educational Foundation, and is an active member of numerous professional and civic organizations. Chambers USA described Mr. Lewis as “relaxed, gracious and exceptionally good in court.” He also has been recognized in numerous publications including Super Lawyers and The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers. Euromoney/Institutional Investor's Benchmark lists Mr. Lewis as a “National Star” for Intellectual Property, “Federal Circuit Star” for Appellate work, and New York “Litigation Star.” Mr. Lewis is a frequent author and lecturer on patent and patent litigation issues.
Participants in Summer at Cardozo programs have the following options for housing:
- Dormitory housing offered through Cardozo at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Those interested in this option book rooms through Cardozo.
- Hotel accommodation at reduced rates at the nearby Washington Square Hotel, a boutique hotel in walking distance of Cardozo. Those interested in this option book directly through the hotel.
Please see below for details on each of the options above and the end of this page for recommendations for other local options.
Alumni Hall, Fashion Institute of Technology
Summer Patent Law Summer Intensive Housing Fees (6 nights)
- $500 for a shared room in a two-bedroom suite
- $1000 for a single bedroom in a two-bedroom suite
These fees includes accommodation in a nearby residence hall in apartment suite style rooms of two bedrooms with two students per room. Each apartment is air-conditioned and includes a full kitchen, bathroom, ample closet space and a common area for gathering and dining.
210 W. 27th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
All Alumni Hall suites are apartment style quads (4 guests) with 2 bedrooms to a suite (2 guests to each room). Each suite is air-conditioned and includes a full kitchen, bathroom, ample closet space and a common area for gathering and dining.
Guests of the housing agree to abide by the rules and regulations as stipulated by FIT. Please download the Guide to Housing, which includes the rules and regulations to which residents must adhere. Please bring your own sheets and towels. The bed size is twin or twin long.
Washington Square Hotel
Cardozo has negotiated a group rate at the Washington Square Hotel for a Deluxe Queen Room for 14 nights at the rate of $220 per night, plus $35.95 tax per night. This rate is guaranteed until May 15, 2013.
All rooms are non-smoking.
Services and amenities include
- Complimentary Continental Breakfast
- Complimentary Wi-Fi™ access
- North Square Restaurant & Lounge
- Deco Room/Lobby Bar
- Fitness Room (personal trainer by appointment)
- Massage/Facial Services (by appointment)
To book this rate until May 15, please visit www.wshotel.com and follow these instructions:
- Click on "Groups"
- Enter Group ID 4159
Enter Password 37005284
You may also book via telephone (Toll Free 1800 222 0418) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) using group code 4152.
Furnished Apartment Rental
Participants wishing to secure furnished apartments should contact the Chelsmore Apartments, located at 205 West 15th Street in close proximity to the school, to inquire about rates and availability: www.chelsmore.com.
Rates start at $2600 for a one-month minimum stay.
How to Apply
- Current Cardozo students: Cardozo students should register in person at the Registrar’s Office on the 10th floor no later than 5 pm on June 3.
- All others: Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee of $75 online at our secure payment site. Please contact email@example.com with any questions or problems.
Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Because enrollment is limited, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Program Fees and Payment
A non-refundable application fee of $75 must be submitted with the application for all participants not currently enrolled in a Cardozo J.D. or LL.M. Program.
In addition, program fees are as follows:
|Student Type||Program Fee|
|Full Program (Morning and Afternoon)|
|Cardozo Law J.D. or LL.M. student||$1500|
|Currently-enrolled J.D. or LL.M. student from other law schools||$2000|
|Cardozo Law Alumna or Alumnus||$2500|
|Morning or Afternoon Session Only|
|Cardozo Law J.D. or LL.M. student||$750|
|Currently-enrolled J.D. or LL.M. student from other law schools||$1000|
|Cardozo Law Alum||$1500|
Current law students seeking academic credit will be billed by the Cardozo School of Law Office of Student Finance. Payment will be due no later than June 17, 2013.
Participants who are not seeking academic credit and/or who are seeking CLE credit have several ways to pay fees:
- Online payment by credit card through our secure site
- Personal check drawn on a U.S. bank or money order, including international money orders, sent to Patent Law Summer Intensive, Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue Room 1007, New York, NY 10003
- Direct transfer or wiring of funds to Yeshiva University's account at:
JPMorgan Chase Bank
270 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
For the account of:
Account Number 8165955417
ABA number 021000021
Swift Code CHASUS33
Please make sure that your name and the words "Patent Summer Intensive" appear on the wire. Please review the wiring procedures with your bank and be sure to add any fees incurred onto your total to ensure the full balance is credited to the university account.