02.20.14 | Joseph J. Berghammer and Bradley J. Van Pelt present: “Two Sides of Patents: Getting Stronger Patents for Your Company and Alternative Ways to Defend Against Patent Litigation” at the ACC Chicago CLE Program in Rosemont, IL and in Chicago.

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Chicago Chapter and Banner & Witcoff invite you to attend:

Two Sides of Patents: Getting Stronger Patents for Your Company and Alternative Ways to Defend Against Patent Litigation


The seminar will provide insight and practical advice on creating strong patents for your company in an economical manner through use of invention harvesting sessions, inventor incentive programs, advanced patent prosecution practices and other tools. The seminar also will provide advice on alternative ways to defend against patent litigation through use of perimeter attacks on the opposition patent portfolio, early motions for summary judgment and settlements for non-monetary value


Joseph J. Berghammer, Principal Shareholder, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
Bradley J. Van Pelt, Shareholder, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – Suburban Breakfast Program
Thursday, February 20, 2014 – Repeat Downtown Lunch Program


February 18, 2014
7:30 am: Registration / Networking/Breakfast
8:00 am: Presentation
9:00 am: Q&A
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse Rosemont
5464 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 928-9900. Valet parking available.


February 20, 2014
11:45 am: Registration / Networking / Lunch
12:15 pm: Presentation
1:15 pm: Q&A
University Club of Chicago – Millennium Room (6th Floor)
76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 726-2840. Valet parking available.


ACC Chicago is an Approved Illinois CLE Provider. One General MCLE Hour is received for this program. Participants seeking MCLE credit must sign-in and provide their IL Bar number.


Attendance is complimentary but limited to ACC members, prospective ACC members and guests of Banner & Witcoff.


If you are not an ACC Chicago member, you may attend as a guest of Banner & Witcoff. Please RSVP to Elyse Braner at ebraner@bannerwitcoff.com or by phone at (202) 824-3272