American Conference Institute’s
Green Technology Intellectual Property Summit
Practical Strategies for Developing and Exploiting Green IP Portfolios to Maximize Revenues and Position Businesses for Success
Wednesday, June 27 to Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Sutton Place, Chicago, IL
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
(Registration and Continental Breakfast at 8:15 am)
A Interactive Working Group Session: Integrating changes at the PTO into Green Technology Patent Prosecution
Government interest in promoting the patenting of green technologies has increased dramatically in recent years and various changes at the PTO reflect those efforts. What’s more, changes to 35 U.S.C. wrought by the America Invents Act (AIA) and the eventual issuance of regulations promulgated thereunder will further complicate a highly fluid area of patent prosecution, creating uncertainty at the same time clarity is needed in these emerging and extremely competitive industries. ACI’s faculty of PTO examiners will walk you through the changes to examination that have occurred thus far and what they mean for green patent prosecution in the future. You will not get this sort of one-on-one experience with PTO experts anywhere else. Stay on the cutting edge of green patent prosecution and obtain best practices on:
Friday, June 29, 2012 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
(Registration and Continental Breakfast at 8:30 am)
B The master class on effective methods for Protecting IP in the Biofuels Industry
Each industry in the green technology space has challenges specific to that sector, and the biofuels industry is no exception. In this exclusive Master Class, executives from successful biofuels companies will share best practices for protecting IP in the biofuels space. This three hour class allows for in-depth discussion of pressing issues facing counsel and executives in this sector, presents many opportunities for extended question and answer sessions, and gives you the chance to benchmark your IP practices against industry peers. Candid advice from experienced industry professionals can be hard to come by, and attending this class will help you gain the knowledge you need to get ahead in the highly competitive biofuels industry.
12:00 Master Class Concludes
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Wed, Jun 27, 2012
Thu, Jun 28, 2012
The Sutton Place
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 9.5 hours. An additional 3.5 credit hours will apply to each workshop participation.
ACI certifies that this activity has been approved for CLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 8.25 hours. An additional 3.0 credit hours will apply to each 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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