Patent Strategy After the America Invents Act

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November 16, 2011

The America Invents Act is the most significant change to the U.S. patent system in more than 60 years. Our highly-skilled panel will help business and legal professionals better understand how the Act will alter patent strategy and decision making. 

Topics will include:

  • The practical effect of the new “first to file” system
  • Comparing the U.S. “first to file” system to longstanding “first to file” systems employed by other countries
  • Dealing with the new “prior art” standards and rules
  • Effective utilization of the new post-issuance proceedings
  • Patent prosecution strategy and decision making under the Act
  • Patent litigation strategy and decision making under the Act

Speakers and panel members include:

  • Margo Bagley, University of Virginia, Professor of Law
  • Aleya Champlin, Of Counsel, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
  • Thomas Cotter, University of Minnesota, Briggs and Morgan, Professor of Law
  • Janet Gongola, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Reform Coordinator
  • Michael Lafeber, Shareholder, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
  • John Lunseth, Shareholder, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
  • Ruth Okediji, University of Minnesota, William L. Prosser, Professor of Law
  • J. Bruce Schelkopf, Vice President - Deputy General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Ingersoll Rand

University of Minnesota Law School Conference Room #385

8 to 8:30 a.m.             Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.    Seminar and panel discussion
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.         Lunch in Auerbach Commons

CLE credit has been applied for.
Seating is limited.
Please RSVP by Friday, Nov. 11 to e-mail.

For more information, please click here.

There is no charge to attend this seminar. Complimentary parking at Seven Corners Parking Ramp provided by Briggs and Morgan, P.A.