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Date(s) - Wed 09/17/2014
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Durie Tangri LLP

Two options to attend: in-person or live webinar. Click here to register.

Inter Partes Review (IPR), the successor to inter partes re-examination that was brought into place by the 2011 America Invents Act, has proven to be hugely popular given the number of petitions filed. An IPR, however, is a very different creature from a re-examination, and embodies a practice style that is a hybrid between an administrative proceeding and a civil litigation.

Our speaker, Richard Bone, will provide an overview of IPRs from a practitioner’s viewpoint, focusing on a number of the key procedural aspects that are hallmarks of the proceedings. Mr. Bone will also give an overview of some recent statistics, to illustrate the rapid evolution of the practice and the inherent advantages that petitioners appear to enjoy.


Richard BoneRichard Bone is a Partner of VLP Law Group LLP. His practice involves securing patent protection for small and medium-sized clients in a range of technologies and offering advice in patent licensing and monetization strategies.

Richard‘s practice encompasses all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution, in fields such as pharmaceutical chemistry, biotechnology, materials, nanotechnology, medical devices and computer software. Richard’s core strengths lie in inter-disciplinary technologies. He has counseled clients in worldwide patent portfolio strategy and management, as well as rendered opinions in patentability, patent invalidity, non-infringement and freedom to operate. Richard’s practice also extends to design patent protection. Recently, Richard has been an invited speaker on aspects of risk management and malpractice in patent cases.

Before joining VLP, Richard was a Principal in the Silicon Valley office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Richard’s legal career started at Pennie & Edmonds LLP, where he was a law clerk while attending Santa Clara University School of Law part-time. Before entering the legal field, Richard spent several years as a computational chemist, in industry in the U.S. and the U.K., where he wrote all manner of software used in the drug discovery process.

Price and Registration

Ticket Type Price (Before Ticketing Fees)
In-Person In-House Counsel Free
In-Person SFIPLA Member (Law Firm) $35
In-Person Non-Member $40
Live Webinar $10

Click here to register and pay on-line, or mail your RSVP, desired ticket type, and check made payable to SFIPLA to us at the address on our contact page.


Thanks to our sponsors, Durie Tangri LLP (providing our meeting space) and Cogent Legal (providing our live webinar).

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