The New AIA: Changes to Intellectual Property Rights

February 20, 2013 | 9:00-10:00 a.m. PT | Anaheim, CA

MBHB partner Paul Tully, Ph.D. is a featured presenter at the 2013 Conference at Informex USA for presentation entitled, “The New AIA: Changes to Intellectual Property Rights,” set to take place Feb. 20, 2103 in Anaheim, CA. Mr. Tully’s presentation is as follows:

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) is the first significant overhaul of the U.S. patent system in nearly 60 years and ushers in considerable changes in how chemical and Pharmaceutical companies obtain and enforce patents in the United States. Certain AIA patent reform measures have already been implemented, but the most significant impacts are yet to come in 2013. This presentation will provide an overview of the AIA’s impact on many important aspects of obtaining and enforcing patent rights, including the following:

  • First-to-file versus first-to-invent
  • AIA Implications for provisional patent applications versus utility patent applications
  • Expansion in scope of potential prior art
  • Due Diligence and Opinions of Counsel as aids to avoiding patent infringement
  • Post-grant review process
  • Expansion of prior user rights


Sponsored by: Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA)

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