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The America Invents Act in 2013
   LIVE Webcast  


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As March 16, 2013 comes closer, companies and inventors together with their patent attorney need critical assessment of the changes to come concerning the America Invents Act to construct the best IP enforcement strategies.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of intellectual property (IP) thought leaders who will help you understand up-to-date changes and navigate the potentially tricky waters of the America Invents Act. They will also share best practices in protecting your IP. A live interaction with the audience in a question and answer format is also included in this event.

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124377
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for The America Invents Act in 2013 LIVE Webcast :

Agenda  (click here to view more)

Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator,

  • • First-inventor-to-file—overview of new USPTO final rules and examination guidelines
    • o Effective March 16, 2013
    • o Statutory framework of AIA 35 USC 102 and how different from pre-AIA law
    • o What constitutes prior art
    • o What constitute exceptions to prior art
    • o Use of applicant statements to designate an application as subject to AIA and when needed
  • • Fees—overview of new USPTO patent fees
    • o Effective March 19, 2013
    • o Strategy for fee setting
    • o Costs from filing to issue
    • o Costs from filing to 3rd stage maintenance fee
  • • Micro-entity discount---overview of process to claim micro-entity status
    • o Available March 19, 2013
    • o What papers to file to claim discount

Charles E. Miller, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property Group ,
Dickstein Shapiro LLP

  • - Pub. L. No. 112-29, 125 Stat. 284-341
  • - A comprehensive legislative “overhaul” of the U.S. Patent System
  • - Effective dates of the AIA’s provisions range from 9/16/11 through 3/16/13
  • - Legislative Intent
  • - Inter partes patent reexamination
  • - Inter-partes review
  • - Post-grant review
  • - Citation of prior art and written statements
  • - Patent reexamination
  • - Supplemental examination
  • - Transitional Program for covered business-method patents
  • - Summary re-cap

Steven Spears, Partner,
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

  • • New joinder rules and their impact on multi-defendant cases
  • • Resulting rise of MDL and ITC cases
  • • Stays pending PGR proceedings
  • • Impacts on invalidity defenses
    • o Prior commercial use
    • o Best mode
    • o Prior invention/derivation
    • o Estoppel arising from PGR
  • • Impacts on inequitable conduct defenses
    • o Supplemental examinations
    • o "Technical Amendments" removing "deceptive intent" provisions

Cyrus Morton, Partner,
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP

  • 1. How to decide whether or not to file a petition for a patent office trial connection with litigation.
  • 2. The use of experts in litigation and patent office trials.
  • 3. Top new concerns for patent holders/plaintiffs under the AIA.

J. Steven Baughman , Partner,
Ropes & Gray LLP

  • - The PTAB's procedural guidance to date in post-grant challenge proceedings (covered business method and inter partes review), which emphasizes efficiency concerns, a litigation-oriented approach to the new administrative trials, and a focus on the Board's one-year deadline for completion of its analysis.
  • - The PTAB's substantive guidance to date, indicating its views on various aspects of the scope of proceedings and the Board's jurisdiction.
  • - Tactical considerations in deploying the new challenge mechanisms as part of a litigation strategy.

Janet Gongola
Patent Reform Coordinator
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Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Charles E. Miller
Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property Group
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McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Steven Spears
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Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP
Cyrus Morton
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Ropes & Gray LLP
J. Steven Baughman
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Who Should Attend?

- Patent Litigators
- Patent Licensing Attorneys
- Patent Consultants
- IP Attorneys, And Related Consultants
- General Counsel
- In-House Counsel
- Private Companies
- Public Companies
- Senior Management
- Manufacturing, Pharma, Biotech, Technology Firms and Others
- And Other Related Professionals

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event to hear the up-to-the minute updates, issues and developments concerning the America Invents Act in 2013.

- New guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Enroll in this course today by clicking the Register button below. Space is limited and discounts apply for early registration.

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The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.

















The America Invents Act in 2013
LIVE Webcast
Agency and Speaker Firms:


Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Combining decades of litigation experience with a robust procurement and asset management practice, Dickstein Shapiro’s Intellectual Property attorneys devise strategies to help clients protect IP assets while maximizing their value. We have handled litigations on both the plaintiff side and defense side involving claims from a few million to hundreds of millions of dollars, including successfully defending suits where patent owners sought hundreds of millions in damages and obtaining a judgment in excess of $500 million on behalf of a plaintiff. In addition to litigation, Dickstein Shapiro attorneys develop comprehensive intellectual property programs and strategies encompassing all aspects of clients’ intellectual property needs, including asset management, patent and trademark procurement, licensing, and counseling. For more information, please visit:

McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. McDermott has more than 1,100 lawyers and offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending its reach in Asia, McDermott has a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

McDermott has over 75 years of serving a broad range of client interests. The expansion of its international platform has supported numerous cross-border transactions and litigation matters, while providing the experience necessary to offer corporate and commercial, international and domestic tax, labor and benefits, competition, intellectual property and regulatory counsel to clients across all industries.

National litigation firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. has been advocating on behalf of clients for more than 70 years. Serving the needs of individuals, businesses and multi-national corporations, our 250+ attorneys stand beside our clients to assess and manage risk through the life-cycle of their specific business goals and most critical legal challenges—both in and out of the courtroom.

Ropes & Gray is a leading global law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul. We represent interests across a broad spectrum of industries and businesses and have market-leading positions in, among others, private equity, investment management, health care and life sciences, and intellectual property. Client by client, we’ve built a reputation for high-quality work, a pragmatic approach, and the highest standards of service and ethics.


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