NEW YORK – Dec. 15, 2015 – PRLog — American Conference Institute (ACI) is pleased to announce that Mary Till, Senior Legal Advisor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is now confirmed to join Federal and PTAB judges and over 25 in-house counsel at ACI’s co-located Life Sciences Patents and Medical Device Patents conferences on February 23-25, 2016 in New York. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with fellow patent counsel throughout the nation while participating in sophisticated and practical sessions tailored to appeal to masters in the field. The agendas feature new forward-thinking sessions on the topics sure to make headlines in 2016: pending patent reform, the new § 101 and § 112 landscapes, divided infringement, and more. Here are just some of the highlights attendees of both programs can expect: • Insights from current and former USPTO insiders, Federal and PTAB judges, and policy insiders • More in-house participation than ever before featuring over 25 in-house counsel from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies • Refreshed content and new substantive sessions eligible for CLE and ethics credits • Brand new workshop add-on for attendees of both events: Patents Around the World: A Cheat Sheet on Executing a Cohesive International Patent and Exclusivity Strategy More information about the events, including full agendas, faculty lists, and brochures can be accessed at http://www.americanconference.com/devicepatents and http://www.americanconference.com/lspatents # # # A unique organization, American Conference Institute is devoted to providing the business intelligence that senior decision-makers need to respond to challenges both here in the US, and around the world. Staffed by industry specialists, lawyers and other professionals, American Conference Institute operates as a think tank, monitoring trends and developments in all major industry sectors, the law, and public policy, with a view to providing information on the leading edge. Headquartered in New York and led by Leigh Gilmore, Senior Vice President, and Seth Kerker, Managing Director, American Conference Institute has grown to produce more than 220 events each year, attended by thousands of senior delegates from across the country.