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Second Annual Patent Symposium to Examine 'Patent Law after America Invents Act'

MARCH 6, 2013—The University of Minnesota Law School and Briggs and Morgan, P.A., are co-sponsoring the Second Annual Patent Symposium, "Patent Law after the America Invents Act" from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, in Lockhart Hall (Room 25) of Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

It has been well over a year since the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law. As of March 16, 2013, all the key provisions of the AIA will have gone into effect. The experienced panel will help business and legal professionals better understand how the Act has and will continue to alter patent strategy, decision making and best practices.

Speakers and panel members are: Margo Bagley, Professor of Law at the University of Virginia; Melissa Buss, 3M Office of Intellectual Property Counsel; Aleya Champlin (’91), Of Counsel at Briggs and Morgan; Thomas Cotter, Briggs and Morgan Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School; Michael Lafeber (’93), Shareholder at Briggs and Morgan; John Lunseth (’77), Shareholder at Briggs and Morgan; and Ruth Okediji, William L. Prosser Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Topics at the symposium will include:

  • The practical effect of the recently implemented "First to File" system
  • The now available "Post Grant Review," including the applicable procedures and rules
  • Updates and developments regarding Patent Infringement Remedies
  • Updates and developments regarding Patentable Subject Matter
  • Patent prosecution strategy and decision making under the AIA
  • Patent litigation strategy and decision making under the AIA
  • The top patent law developments not involving the AIA

There is no charge to attend the symposium. Please RSVP by Friday, April 5, to lawevent@umn.edu. Complimentary parking at Seven Corners Parking Ramp will be provided by Briggs and Morgan. 3.5 CLE credits have been requested.