The Smith-Leahy America Invents Act (AIA) enacted the most significant changes to the US patent system since 1952. The AIA, in part, requires the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to establish new administrative proceedings for interested parties seeking to challenge the patentability of issued patents. This will affect existing and future litigation of patent validity issues.

We understand how difficult it is to navigate and understand the strategic implications for patent litigation and to manage your IP rights. The Post-Grant Intellect Series is intended to keep you abreast of developments and examine the new post-grant landscape through programs and thought leadership pieces.

Preparing for the New Post-Grant Reality

The new post-grant proceedings introduced by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act—principally, post-grant review and inter partes review—significantly change the options available for challenging an issued patent. As these changes go into effect, in-house counsel will need to prepare for how IP rights are to be managed, protected and valued.

Please join Mayer Brown partners Joseph Mahoney and Brian Rosenthal and associate Kyle Friesen as they review this new post-grant system and examine its impact. Topics to be covered during the webinar include:

  • Details about the statutory framework of the new post-grant proceedings
  • The advantages and disadvantages of the post-grant proceedings, including proposed fees
  • The issues that can arise during these post-grant actions
  • The intersection between post-grant proceedings and patent litigation

Joseph A. Mahoney
Brian A. Rosenthal
Kyle Friesen

Thursday, March 29, 2012

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CEST
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BST

United States
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MDT
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT

CLE credit is pending.

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