10/24/2012 12:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Patent Litigation, Patent Counseling + Prosecution, and Intellectual Property Litigation
Morrison & Foerster LLP1650 Tysons Blvd, Suite 400McLean, VA 22102
Investing in our nation’s innovation infrastructure is a top concern for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and will be key to remaining competitive as a country. Under Secretary Kappos will highlight the importance of the patent and trademark system to protecting intellectual property and building a path for the next generation of jobs, tools and innovation. Under Secretary Kappos will address the Obama Administration’s focus on building a more robust patent office, the reforms that have gone into effect, and how conquering barriers to growth will ensure that American businesses are able to thrive.
Following Under Secretary Kappos’ speech, a panel of esteemed general counsels will discuss IP protection and enforcement issues from an in-house perspective. Topics will include the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) and how companies are implementing new provisions, including the new post-grant review proceedings enacted by the AIA.
GC Panelists Include:
MCLE Credit: WMACCA will apply for 1.5 hours of Virginia MCLE credit.
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