Advanced Summit on
Medical Device Patents
Comprehensive and Practical Prosecution and Litigation Strategies for an Evolving IP Landscape
Tuesday, March 05 to Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Millennium Knickerbocker, Chicago, IL
Monday, March 4, 2013
Pre-Conference Interactive Working Group Session A
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
Integrating Changes at the PTO into Medical Device Patent Practice: Supervisory Patent Examiners Weigh In
Jonathan D. Feuchtwang
With medical device companies facing the compounded challenges of increased filing costs and a hefty medical devices tax, it is more crucial than ever to file patents flawlessly the first time to protect crucial market share. This already complex task has become immeasurably more difficult as the game-changing provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) go into effect, including the historic switch to first-to-file. In this hands-on highly interactive session, current PTO examiners and leading in-house patent counsel for device companies will guide you through the new examination landscape and share best practices on securing and maintaining patent protection cost-effectively. Revamp your intellectual property strategies as the broad changes at the PTO under the AIA go into effect based on the insight and experiences of PTO examiners who will give you the edge in streamlining the patent approval process. Weather this perfect storm of unpredictability and uncertainty and brace for potential challenges — and new opportunities — for medical device patent counsel based on a one-on-one breakdown of new PTO practice with the SPEs themselves:
Pre-Conference Master Class B
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 12:00 p.m.)
Maximizing Device Patent Scope and Life: Navigating Through the Medical Device Patent Minefield
James E. Kemler
William G. Abbatt
Major changes to the device patent prosecution and litigation practice coupled with changes in the 510(k) process and a marked uptick in litigation have made the process of getting a device to the market more challenging than ever. In this session, leading medical device patent prosecutors and litigators team up with their regulatory and transactional counterparts to give a 360-view of the interplay between all the key players who must work together effectively to get a device to the market. Attending this session will put you in the best position to protect your intellectual property and market share as you walk away with best practices to truly understand the value of your IP.
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Tue, Mar 05, 2013
Wed, Mar 06, 2013
Accreditation will be sought in those jurisdictions requested by the registrants which have continuing education requirements. This course is identified as nontransitional for the purposes of CLE accreditation.
ACI certifies that the activity has been approved for CLE credit by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board in the amount of 12.5 hours (1.0 Ethics). An additional 3.5 credit hours will apply to workshop participation.
ACI certifies that this activity has been approved for CLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 10.75 (1.0 Ethics) hours. An additional 3.0 (1.0 Ethics) credit hours will apply to workshop participation.You are required to bring your state bar number to complete the appropriate state forms during the conference. CLE credits are processed in 4-8 weeks after a conference is held.
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