IPR challenges by hedge funds and NPEs… new patent reform on the horizon… major changes in patentability, obviousness, and direct and divided infringement… the always highly competitive and litigious world of medical device patents is now facing more upheaval than ever. Be a part of the leading medical device specific intellectual property forum designed to help you survive the current anti-patent climate.

In the wake of challenging Federal Court decisions and USPTO rulings, leading members of the medical devices patent bar choose ACI’s Medical Device Patents summit for both industry-specific networking and masters’ level strategy sharing on how to file patents flawlessly and protect patents vigorously. Attend this event and join the key stakeholders- in-house IP counsel, patent prosecutors and litigators, the USPTO, and policy experts – as they gather and share their collective intellectual property knowledge.

Why this event is a must-attend for you and your team:

  • Network with and benchmark against a Who’s Who of the medical device patent bar. Our unparalleled faculty featuring in-house counsel from 3M, Beckman Coulter, Gore, Medtronic, Zimmer Biomet, and many more will share the methods that have worked for them in recent battles and provide specific advice to protect your patent portfolio cost-effectively.

  • Benefit from direct insights from the USPTO and Judges. Hear from The Honorable Jacqueline Wright Bonilla, Administrative Patent Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, The Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo, Senior Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, The Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn, District Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas who will share insider tips which will help you perfect your patenting strategies.

  • Participate in sophisticated and practical sessions tailored to provide comprehensive updates and strategic solutions to a savvy audience. Attend this event to walk away with tailored strategies regarding § 101 patentability, obviousness, written description, direct and divided infringement, and indefiniteness challenges which you can incorporate immediately into your practice.

Join us in New York City in February and be a part of a community of peers with the goal of protecting innovation in the medical device space. Call 888-224-2480, fax your registration to 877-927-1563 or visit usonline.

Plus when making your travel arrangements, plan on attending the new half-day session Patents Around the World: A Cheat Sheet on Executing a Cohesive International Patent and Exclusivity Strategy at 2 pm on February 24th, 2016.