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Judge Michel (ret.) & Congressional Staffers to Discuss Patent Reform

Posted On: Jan. 5, 2011   By: Scott A. McKeown
dcbarDC Bar Program January 12, 2011

Next week the DC Bar Association will host a “Patent Reform Update.” (details here). The panel will discuss the perceived needs for patent reform and the outlook for 2011. Speakers include:

Paul R Michel, Federal Circuit Chief Judge (retired)
Christal Sheppard, Chief Counsel for Patents and Trademarks and Chief Counsel for Courts and Competition Policy at United States   
Congress, House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary
Sheryl Miller, Deputy Staff Director for Technology and Innovation, U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Perhaps the panel will have some insight into the intentions of the incoming Congress. (not a CLE event)

One Response to “Judge Michel (ret.) & Congressional Staffers to Discuss Patent Reform”

  1. patent litigation says:

    I know hoping for congressional patent reform may seem like a fool’s errand at this point, but nevertheless this news that Michel is becoming involved in the debate makes me more optimistic about the prospect of patent reform actually happening in 2011. Maybe Michel has the inside track on what’s happening with the House’s new IP subcommittee and its agenda?