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U.S. Patent Reform (3/19)
March 19, 2013

Program Description:  

U.S. Patent Reform: An Overview of the America Invents Act

This brown bag CLE will provide an overview of some of the key provisions of the Patent Reform Act of 2011, known as the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), and address how the new law may affect your patent procurement and enforcement strategies. Steve Hall and Bill Parks of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs will present information on the AIA’s changes with respect to the conversion to a first-inventor-to- file system, substantive modifications to prior art definitions, grace periods, and expansion of the prior commercial use defense to patent infringement. Matthew Cutler of Harness Dickey & Pierce will provide an in-depth presentation on the new inter partes review and post-grant review proceedings created by provisions of the AIA that took effect on September 16, 2012.

Speakers include: Matthew L. Cutler, Harness Dickey & Pierce, Stephen C. Hall, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs and William S. Parks, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance for any refunds or credits. Substitutions will be allowed.

Pricing will be adjusted for LBA members when registration is processed.

Program Host: The Louisville Bar Association Intellectual Property Section:
Section chair: Scott W. Higdon, Middleton Reutlinger
Section vice-chair: Eric M. Castlen,University of Louisville - Office of Technology Transfer

Time Details: 11:00 AM through 1:00 PM
Registration: 10:45 a.m.;
Program: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Place: Louisville Bar Center, 600 W. Main St.
Credit: 2.0 CLE Credits - Pending
Course Pricing: MEMBERS: $70.00
NON-MEMBERS: $140.00
Course Material Only: MEMBERS: $12.00
Lunch Options: Vegetarian Option Available ($7.00) by calling 502-583-5314
Standard (non-vegetarian) Lunch - $7.00
Email Contact: LAnspach@LouBar.org
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