Bloomberg BNA and Sughrue Mion PLLC Announce IP Training Partnership


Exclusive On Demand Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Agreement Unites Two Leaders in Patent and IP Law-Focused Content

Legal and business publisher Bloomberg BNA and global intellectual property law firm Sughrue Mion PLLC have announced an exclusive partnership by which Bloomberg BNA will be the sole distributor of on demand videos and training by the firm’s leading patent law and intellectual property practitioners.

Sughrue Mion PLLC, which helps companies from around the world navigate the complexities of patent and trademark law, is one of the largest filers of patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with clients ranging from independent inventors to large multinational corporations. The company’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) training programs, featuring Stuart S. Levy, Of Counsel at Sughrue Mion PLLC’s Washington, D.C. office, deliver detailed guidance and analysis on key areas of patent and intellectual property law. Mr. Levy, a former Administrative Patent Judge with the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, has presided over some of the most notable cases and decisions in patent law.

A robust Learning Management System available through Bloomberg BNA Legal & Business Continuing Education & Training allows for the hosting of live continuing education programs, on demand archives of audio webinars and video webcasts with CLE compliance capabilities, bundled distribution of content based upon end-users’ needs, and around-the-clock program availability and support.

“Practitioners have an ongoing need to understand the intricate workings of patent law and intellectual property issues, particularly in the wake of the new America Invents Act,” said Mr. Levy. “Our exclusive partnership with Bloomberg BNA improves our ability to deliver the most relevant, timely information and content in this practice area. The flexibility this training platform offers makes high level professional development more available, allowing practitioners to access new knowledge, on demand, wherever and whenever they want it.”

Among the series’ many IP topics, the latest on demand presentations explain the subtle implications of the America Invents Act for businesses and clients, and the impact of new patent regulations on the international business landscape. They also offer instruction on the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, from Chapter 100 through Patent Term Adjustments and Patent Term Extensions.

“Sughrue Mion PLLC stands as a leader in patent prosecution, litigation, and training. As such, they are the perfect partner for us in this offering,” said Michael Eisenstein, Vice President and Group Publisher for Bloomberg BNA's Legal & Business Publishing Group. “Considering the growing need for sound, timely guidance on the intricacies of patent law, we are proud to be the exclusive provider of these CLE videos to the market. Busy practitioners faced with the specific challenges of this area of law will be able to review these videos at their convenience when particular issues arise, and refer to them again and again as they navigate this complex field.”

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About Sughrue Mion PLLC

Sughrue Mion is a leading global intellectual property firm, helping thousands of companies from around the world navigate the complexities of patent and trademark law since 1957. Sughrue’s practice is focused solely on intellectual property law, and the firm has helped its clients secure more patents than any other U.S. patent firm. Many of Sughrue’s attorneys have worked as Examiners in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and more than 95 percent of the firm’s attorneys are licensed to practice before the USPTO. Sughrue brings unmatched experience in patent interference proceedings and Post Grant Review, including ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings. This expertise provides the firm’s clients with a clear advantage navigating the new America Invents Act. In addition to their legal expertise, Sughrue’s attorneys have technical and scientific backgrounds ranging from biosimilars to nanotechnology, allowing for a true understanding of their clients’ businesses and business challenges.