12:00 – 12:30 pm PDT – Registration and lunch
12:30 – 1:30 pm PDT – Roundtable discussion
McDermott Will & Emery
4 Park Plaza, Suite 1700
Irvine, CA 92614-2559
Amidst growing criticism of the overall patent system, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has introduced a number of programs that provide valuable tools to patent applicants, patent holders and other interested parties. The implementation of the America Invents Act (AIA) has further increased the number of available tools. Companies that understand and strategically employ these tools can reduce costs, shorten timelines and gain the upper hand over their competitors.
Join McDermott Will & Emery for an interactive discussion on the new USPTO procedures for your strategy toolbox including:
- First-Action Interview Pilot Program
- After Final Pilot Program
- Quick Path IDS Program
- Expedited Examination
- Pre-Issuance Submissions
- Supplemental Examination
- Inter Partes Review
- Covered Business Method Patent Review
- Post Grant Review
M. Todd Hales, Partner
Andrew D. Mickelsen, Partner
CLE credit is pending in California, Illinois, New York and Texas. A Uniform Certificate of Attendance will be made available to participants requesting CLE credit in all other states.
McDermott Will & Emery's Intellectual Property 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.