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Patent Reform 2011

04 October 2011

This program presents an in-depth explanation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and how it affects your business. Topics discussed include:

  • A timeline of effective dates for the Act.
  • Reform of the patent prosecution process including the change to a first-to-file system, the filing of an application by an assignee, supplemental review initiated by a patent owner, fast-tracking patent prosecution, the changes in fees, and unpatentable subject matter.
  • Reform of the USPTO proceedings including post-grant review, inter partes review, derivation proceedings, and third-party pre-issuance submissions.
  • Patent litigation reforms including the demise of the best mode of defense, a new prior use defense, diminished importance of advice of counsel, False Marking suits eviscerated, and limitation on joinder affecting the end of multi-defendant suits by non-practicing entities.

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04 October 2011

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