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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.
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