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Webinar: 2011 Patent Reform The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

3 November 2011

On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (the “Act”), which will substantially affect the way that patents are procured and enforced in the United States. The Act makes very significant changes to U.S. patent law.

The Act includes many changes, large and small, affecting subjects as far-reaching as the available appeals from reexaminations to the subject matter eligibility of tax planning methods and human organisms. Please join us for a presentation and question and answer session.

Topics Include:

  • First-Inventor-to-File
  • Changes to What Constitutes Prior Art
  • New Post-Grant Administrative Proceedings
  • Supplemental Examination
  • Defense to Infringement Based on Prior Commercial Use
  • Fee Issues
  • Subject Matter Carve-Outs for Tax Strategy Patents and Human Organisms
  • Marking and False Marking
  • Impact on Your Litigation Profile and Risk Management

In addition to providing our audience with a summary of the changes in the above areas, the focus of our presentation will be on how these changes will impact your business.

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To view the presentation materials, click here.