12:00 – 12:30 pm PDT – Registration and lunch
12:30 – 1:30 pm PDT – Roundtable discussion
McDermott Will & Emery
275 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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 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 Consideration Pilot
- Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement
- Accelerated examination
- Preissuance submissions
- Supplemental examination
- Inter partes review
- Covered business method patent review
- Post grant review
Fabio Marino, Partner
Ahsan A. Shaikh, 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.