Upcoming CLE to Focus on Post Grant Practice & Litigation Impact
I will be speaking in an upcoming live phone/web seminar entitled “USPTO Post-Grant Proceedings After New Patent Reform Law” scheduled for next Wednesday, September 28, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT.
Today the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) becomes law, the most significant revamping of the patent system in decades. This legislation will bring immediate changes to patent practice in the U.S. The AIA will introduce new post-grant mechanisms that provide strategic opportunities for Patentees and third party challengers alike. These changes will be especially dramatic for patent litigants as the legislation aims to transfer patent validity challenges from district courts to the USPTO, automatically stay some disputes, and place time limits on their initiation.
Topics to be discussed include:
- How will current reexamination practices evolve?
- What are the new post grant options, how will they be implemented, and when?
- How do the changes of the AIA alter litigation strategies, and the strategic use of patent reexamination parallel to litigation?
- What are the relevant deadlines and best practices?
Registration remains open.