The Comprehensive Guide to
The critical industry forum on The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Wednesday, January 23 to Thursday, January 24, 2013
Doubletree Suites Times Square, New York, NY
March 15, 2013 is the last day for the decades-old U.S. patent regime, and for patent attorneys, this date is every bit as foreboding for them as it was for Caesar himself. The America Invents Act (AIA) is ushering in a raft of new rules and spawning regulations that upend generations of established prosecution and litigation practices, leaving no small amount of fear and consternation in its wake. But the Act also presents savvy practitioners with opportunities to enhance their IP portfolios’ value and undermine rivals’ patents - thanks to a bevy of new pre-and post-issuance procedures.
Nevertheless, the full effects of countless nuances sprinkled throughout the AIA and the full implications of regulations promulgated under it remain unknown, and patent practitioners are left with a multitude of questions regarding the potential ramifications for their craft. With so much at stake, you must develop a plan to address both the changes already in effect and those whose coming implementation looms just one day past that fateful date - the Ides of March.
American Conference Institute’s 2nd Comprehensive Guide to Patent Reform once again unites experienced in-house counsel from top innovators, private practice experts, and senior officials from the USPTO to answer patent professionals’ most pressing questions, including:
Do not miss this opportunity to join your colleagues in an advanced think-tank discussion regarding the practical impact of patent reform on innovation and patent practice. As this event is sure to sell out, reserve your place today to ensure you are a part of the discussion and have the information that you need to navigate this radically different legal landscape by calling 888-224-2480, faxing your registration form to 877-927-1563 or registering on-line at www.americanconference.com/patentreform.
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Wed, Jan 23, 2013
Thu, Jan 24, 2013
Doubletree Suites Times Square
New York, NY
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