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: Orange Book Blog: At the Intersection of Patent Law and FDA Law

ACI "Patent Reform for Life Sciences Companies" Conference, New York, Jan. 31 - Feb. 1

By Aaron Barkoff


American Conference Institute will be holding a conference on "Patent Reform for Life Sciences Companies" in New York, NY, January 31st to February 1st, 2012.  According to ACI, this is "the critical industry forum on the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act."

The agenda features the following presentations:

  • A keynote address by Robert Stoll, Commissioner for Patents, USPTO
  • "The Timeline of Enactment: Identifying What Needs to be Done Now and Planning for Future Changes"
  • "First to File: Developing an Updated and Comprehensive Intellectual Property Strategy in the New Race to the Patent Office Regime"
  • "Examining the Consequences of Changes to Inventorship Provisions"
  • "Prior Art and Public Disclosure: Identifying What Constitutes Prior Art Under the Revised Section 102"
  • "Expediting the Examination Process by Strategically Using the Different Examination Tracks, Including the New Prioritized Examination Option"
  • "The Ghost of Best Mode: Balancing the Seemingly Contradictory Provisions to Maximize IP Protection"
  • "Preparing for Emerging Patent Challenges Under the New Post-Grant Review System"
  • "The Different World of Inter Partes Review"
  • "Examining the Potential Ramifications of Patent Reform on Hatch-Waxman Litigation and the Brand/Generic Wars"
  • "Specific Considerations for Universities, Non-Profit Institutions and Micro-Entitites"
  • "Analyzing the Potential Impact of the 'Miscellaneous Provisions' on Life Sciences Companies"

In addition, ACI is offering an optional pre-conference primer on January 30th:  "Patent Reform 101: Overview of the Fundamental Provisions in the America Invents Act."

For more information or to register, please visit the conference website.  To receive a $200 discount on registration fees, use discount code OBB 200.

Full post as published by Orange Book Blog: At the Intersection of Patent Law and FDA Law on December 16, 2011 (boomark / email).

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