12:00 – 12:30 pm PST – Registration and lunch
12:30 – 2:00 pm PST – Roundtable discussion
McDermott Will & Emery
4 Park Plaza, Suite 1700
Irvine, CA 92614-2559
On March 16, 2013, a historically significant change to the U.S. patent system will take place when the United States becomes a "first-to-file" country under the America Invents Act (AIA). This change means that you need to file your patent before another party files a patent on, or publicly discloses, a similar invention.
How will this change impact your approach to preparing and filing new patent applications? How will you obtain the earliest possible filing dates for your inventions in view of the pragmatic realities of preparation time, inventor schedules and limited budgets? What impact can this change have on your Invention Disclosure Submission process and Patent Review Committee procedures? What strategies can you apply to pending applications to keep claims under the old “first-to-invent” regime, if possible? Do your internal processes regarding the use of lab notebooks and other records of invention still matter?
Please join McDermott Will & Emery for a program that addresses these topics and discusses possible strategies to deal with this very important change in U.S. patent law.
Dennis A. Duchene, Partner
Andrew D. Mickelsen, Partner
CLE credit is pending in California, Illinois, New York and Texas. A Certificate of Attendance will be made available to participants requesting CLE credit in all other states.
McDermott Will & Emery's IP Management Roundtables are designed for the educational benefit of a company president, CEO, general counsel or other executive with an interest in intellectual property. Please be advised McDermott has the right to restrict attendance and may limit participation in this event.