ACI is holding its 3rd annual "Patent Reform" conference in New York City next month, on January 22-23. This is the "critical industry forum on the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act."
The conference includes the following presentations:
- USPTO Keynote Address I: The USPTO's Efforts to Implement AIA Provisions Impacting Patent Prosecution
- Straddling the First-to-Invent/First-to-File Gap: Changing Company Protocols, Cautiously Approaching Amendments, and Strategies for Promoting Likelihood of Issuance
- Through the AIA Prior Art Looking Glass--Understanding the Global Wonderland of Prior Art, and Utilizing Preissuance Submissions, Suppleental Examination, Ex parte Reexamination, and Reissue
- USPTO Keynote Address II: Detailing How the New Post-Grant Opposition Procedures Have Impacted Patenting, and Updating on the Implementation of the Post-Grant Review Proceedings
- Innovative Practice Resources for Meeting with Success During Inter Partes Review
- Red Skies on the Horizon--Tracking Developments of Covered Business Method Proceedings and Preparing for the Era of the Post-Grant Review
- Examining the Impact of Patent Reform on Hatch-Waxman Litigation and the Brand/Generic Wars
- Interactive Open Floor Discussion on Proposed Legislation on Non-Practicing Entities
- The Showdown Over Diagnostic Methods--Obtaining Patent Protection from the PTO Under the AIA Despite the Supreme Court's Nebulous View of a "Product of Nature"
In addition, a pre-conference workshop is offered in the morning on January 22, "Patent Reform 101: A Primer on the Fundamental Provisions of the America Invents Act." And a post-conference workshop is offered in the morning on January 24, "Interactive Working Group Session: A Hypothetical Invention Being Patented Under the AIA."
Orange Book Blog readers can receive $200 off the registration fee by using code OBB 200. For additional information or to register, please visit the conference website.