The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 was signed into law by President Obama on September 16. The first significant overhaul of the U.S. patent system in nearly 60 years, the new patent reform measure ushers in considerable changes in how companies and individuals obtain and enforce patents in the United States.
This presentation will provide an overview of the impact of the new patent law with respect to the following:
- First-to-file versus first-to-invent
- Patent litigation
- Patent prosecution
- PTO fees, practices and operations
- Post-grant review
- Inter Partes Review
- False marking claims
- Expansion of prior user rights
Co-Presenters: MBHB Partners Grantland Drutchas and Donald Zuhn, Ph.D.
While there is no fee to participate, all attendees must register in advance. Access an archived audio version of this webinar here. NOTE: CLE credit is not available for this archived recording.
All registrants will receive an email confirmation and details for online participation.
MCLE credit is pending for the states of California, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York and Virginia.
MBHB is committed to educating clients and friends of the firm with respect to significant developments and trends in the areas of intellectual property law.
This webinar is one in a series of MBHB presentations that will address various aspects of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011. We will be distributing details regarding future specific topics, dates and times.