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Masterclasses: Changes to US Patent Law and their Impact on the Practice of Patent Law
Monday, 18 June 2012 at 18:00 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL) Masterclass
The Real, Dramatic and Ongoing Changes to United States Patent Law and their Impact on the Practice of Patent Law
Professor Dennis Crouch,
University of Missouri and Author of the Patently-O Patent Law Blog
The Rt Hon Prof. Sir Robin Jacob
Sir Hugh Laddie Professor of IP Law, UCL Faculty of Laws
The Course Dates
Monday 18 June - 6-8pm
Changes in the Way Patents are Prosecuted in the US
Thursday 28 June - 6-8pm
US Patent Litigation Structure and Changes to the Process
Wednesday 4 July: 6-8pm
Litigation, Administrative Style; Subject Matter Eligibility
This course is accredited with 6 CPD hours by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standard Board and is relevant CPD for IPReg.
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About the course:
The U.S. Patent system is in the midst of major changes. In late 2011, President Barack Obama enacted the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) – legislation that has rightfully been identified as the greatest single modification to the U.S. patent system since the modern Patent Act was signed into law in 1952. Some provisions in the new law have already become effective, others will take effect in the coming months, and the full impact of the reforms may not be known for years to come. Meanwhile courts have also been shaping the law. Over the past year, the US Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) have collectively issued hundreds of precedential decisions covering virtually every aspect of patent law. Meanwhile, the US Patent Office continues to modify its processes and structure its newfound power under the AIA.This course will address these recent major events and their impact on procurement, litigation, and monetization of patent rights. In parallel, we will highlight practical empirical results that suggest “evidence based strategies” for addressing specific client concerns.
|SESSION I: Changes in the Way Patents are Prosecuted in the US
|SESSION II: US Patent Litigation Structure and Changes to the Process
|SESSION III: Litigation, Administrative Style; Subject Matter Eligibility
About the teacher:
Dennis Crouch is a full time law professor at the University of Missouri School of Law where he teaches a variety of courses on intellectual property, internet law, property, and civil procedure. Professor crouch writes and speaks extensively on patent law and patent reform issues. His Patently-O blog is read each morning by more than twenty thousand patent law professionals worldwide.
Who should attend:
This course is designed for experienced patent law professionals as well as those newly entering the field. There will be a special emphasis on concerns of UK and European firms attempting to navigate the US patent system in the context of a global marketplace. The course will be highly relevant for UK and European patent attorneys in understanding the changing perspectives and needs of their clients, both American and non-American clients.
The teaching method is by 3 x two-hour seminars each with a distrinct focus, conducted as part lecture and part discussion. The course is intended to be a lively and enjoyable way to interact with others in the field.
Although the course is information rich, there will be ample time for discussion both during the 2-hour talks, held from 6 - 8pm, and informally over drinks.
The Institute of Brand and Innovation Law was established in 2007, by the late Sir Hugh Laddie, to reflect UCL’s strategy of expanding its activity in the field of intellectual property law. IBIL is based in the UCL Faculty of Laws. IBIL's Director, from April 2011, will be The Rt Hon Lord Justice Jacob who has been appointed to the Sir Hugh Laddie Chair in IP Law.
IBIL is sponsored by Taylor Wessing LLP;
Baker & McKenzie; 8 New Square, GlaxoSmithKline, and Rouse; and 3 New Square, Arnold & Porter, Bird & Bird, Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer, Latham & Watkins, Linklaters, McDermott Will & Emery and Powell Gilbert.
For information about the Institute please see their website at:
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