America Invents Act: How the New Law Impacts Your Clients and Your Patent Practice

September 26, 2011
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Seminar: San Francisco, California / Live Webcast: Monday, September 26, 2011 - 9:00am PST

Stephen Kunin of Oblon, Spivak will be speaking at the above seminar on Post-Grant Review Proceedings regarding the new patent law, America Invents Act, and will also participate in a live webinar, Monday, September 26, 2011 at 9:00am PST.

The just-enacted America Invents Act is the most significant patent reform legislation in decades. Get all the information you need now at this one-day program! PLI has assembled a team of experienced patent practitioners who have closely followed the patent reform debate. The faculty will discuss the realities of the new legislation and how the new law will immediately impact the patenting process for businesses and attorneys. Don’t be left behind! Join us live or via live webcast for this important program.

The new law contains several provisions that will become effective within days of signing, as well as others that will require rulemaking and time to implement. The USPTO is already taking action to prepare proposed rules and guidelines that may be needed soon to implement the proposed legislation quickly.

The America Invents Act contains several controversial provisions:

  • the change from first to invent to first to file and Section 102 prior art issues
  • expanded prior user rights •post grant review: new ways to challenge issued patents
  • PTO fees and funding: more work for the USPTO without any guarantee that fee diversion will end
  • the PTO rule-making: what’s in the pipeline?

For additional information or to register for either event, please click on the above seminar link.