Impact of the America Invents Act on Patent Litigation Strategy (Live Webinar)

“Where’s the Beef?”

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 is beginning to impact patent practice in the United States. Since it was signed into law on September 16, several deadlines have already hit. But the most significant effects are yet to come. And patent lawyers have taken notice.

This presentation will provide an overview of the impact of the new patent law on litigation:

What’s already hit and what effect has it had?

  • Preclusion of most false marking suits
  • Preclusion of joinder of unrelated defendants
  • Preclusion against using failure to get opinions of counsel as evidence


What is to come?

  • How will the new categories of prior art affect validity in litigation?
  • What will be the effect of expansion of prior user rights?
  • What changes are coming regarding inequitable conduct?
  • How are the new PTO post-issuance review proceedings going to impact patent litigation?
  • What lessons can we learn from Europe on these new proceedings?
  • What is the impact on Hatch-Waxman litigation?


Presenters: MBHB Partners Grantland G. Drutchas and Patrick G. Gattari

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.