Two McAndrews Attorneys Participated in PLI’s Boot Camp on Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution


McAndrews, Held & Malloy shareholders Christopher P. Singer, Ph.D., and Nabeela Rasheed, Ph.D., participated in PLI’s Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2016: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, May 10-12, 2016, in Chicago.

The three-day program – designed for patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys and patent agents –featured lectures each morning, followed by interactive clinic sessions in the afternoon. The event focused entirely on the patent application process – from invention disclosure and patent preparation (Day 1), through prosecution, issuance and beyond (Day 2) to litigation and opinion drafting (Day 3).

Attendees also learned how to:

  • Sharpen their patent writing skills with seasoned patent prosecutors
  • Prepare a successful patent application and avoid common mistakes during patent prosecution
  • Master lessons from litigation and how to avoid patent prosecution pitfalls

Specifically, Dr. Rasheed led a session on claim drafting, which covered claim drafting principles and formats; preparing claims in different statutory classes; and filing the application. Dr. Singer served as a clinic instructor, and worked one-on-one with attendees to review and analyze their drafted claims to a sample invention.

For more information on PLI’s Boot Camp, click here.

Nabeela Rasheed helps companies seeking to identify, protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property portfolios. Through effective patent prosecution and IP portfolio management, Dr. Rasheed helps clients secure the creative assets they have developed through their own research and development initiatives. Over the course of her career, she has come up against and resolved nearly every form of patent prosecution problem a business can face. Dr. Rasheed has been featured multiple times in the “IAM 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners.”

Christopher Singer concentrates his practice on securing patent rights in life science technologies, such as biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. His experience encompasses patent prosecution and global patent portfolio management, including due diligence, patent validity and infringement, freedom-to-operate, technology landscape and patentability analyses. Singer’s patent prosecution expertise extends over the full range of biological and chemical technologies.

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