Seminar: Patent Law After the America Invents Act: How the AIA Has and Will Continue to Change Patent Strategy and Decision Making

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April 12, 2013

Second Annual U of M Law School Patent Symposium
Friday, April 12, 2013
University of Minnesota Law School - Room 25

Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 
Seminar and Panel Discussion 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Lunch in Auerbach Commons 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

It has been well over a year since the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law. As of March 16, 2013, all the key provisions of the AIA will have gone into effect. Our experienced panel will help business and legal professionals better understand how the Act has and will continue to alter patent strategy, decision making and best practices.

Topics include:

  • The practical effect of the recently implemented “First to File” system.
  • The now available “Post Grant Review,” including the applicable procedures and rules.
  • Updates and developments regarding Patent Infringement Remedies.
  • Updates and developments regarding Patentable Subject Matter.
  • Patent prosecution strategy and decision making under the AIA.
  • Patent litigation strategy and decision making under the AIA.
  • The top patent law developments not involving the AIA.

Speakers and Panel Members:
Margo Bagley, University of Virginia Professor of Law
Melissa Buss, 3M Office of Intellectual Property Counsel
Aleya Champlin ’91, Of Counsel, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
Thomas Cotter, University of Minnesota, Briggs and Morgan Professor of Law
Michael Lafeber ’93, Shareholder, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
John Lunseth ’77, Shareholder, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
Ruth Okediji, University of Minnesota, William L. Prosser Professor of Law

Additional details are available here.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 5 to e-mail