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Patent Strategy After
the America Invents Act:
How U.S. Patent Reform Will Alter Patent Prosecution and Litigation Decision Making

Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Law School
& Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Mondale Hall, Room 385
229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
CLE credits have been requested
Free and open to the public but RSVP required
Please RSVP by Friday, November 11, 2011, to lawevent@umn.edu




8:00-8:30 Registration Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:35 Welcome & Introduction
John Lunseth (’77), Shareholder, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
Tom Cotter, University of Minnesota Briggs and Morgan Professor of Law

"First to File" System and Comparison to Euro/Asia Systems
Ruth Okediji, University of Minnesota William L. Prosser Professor of Law


Prior Art Issues
Margo Bagley, University of Virginia Professor of Law


Post-Issuance Proceedings
Professor Cotter

10:05-10:15 Break

Patent Reform
Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Post-Patent Reform Patent Litigation
Michael Lafeber (’93), Shareholder, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.


Practical Effect of America Invents Act on Business Decision Making
Moderator: Professor Cotter
Panel: Professor Bagley; Aleya Champlin (’91), Of Counsel, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.; John Lunseth; Professor Okediji; J. Bruce Schelkopf, Vice President – Deputy General Counsel & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

12:00-1:00 Lunch in Auerbach Commons