First-To-File: Is Your Company Ready for the Upcoming Changes to the Patent Laws


Event Date
  • 2/6/2013   12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
Location
  • Morrelly Homeland Security Center
Address
  • 510 Grumman Road W
    Bethpage, New York 11714

Topic: First-To-File: Is Your Company Ready for the Upcoming Changes to the Patent Laws

The NYIPLA in conjunction with Accelerate Long Island, the Long Island Forum for Technology, and the Long Island Software and Technology Network is pleased to announce a collaborative event to discuss how the next wave of changes implemented by the America Invents Act will affect you and your business.  

Please join us on February 6, 2013 at the Morelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage, NY for an afternoon of panel discussions on the upcoming switch to a first-to-file system in the U.S. and how this change can affect your business.  There will be presentations from the USPTO, in-house counsel and outside counsel discussing these changes from various points of view. 

 

 


Morrelly Homeland Security Center
510 Grumman Road W
Bethpage, NY 11714

DIRECTIONS: www.lift.org/directions.php


AGENDA

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Registration & Refreshments

1:00 PM - 1:05 PM Welcome Remarks Thomas Meloro, NYIPLA President

1:05 PM - 2:25 PM The Upcoming And Recent Changes To US Patent Law Under The America Invents Act
   Moderator Colman Ragan, NYIPLA Meetings & Forums Committee Co-Chair

   Panelists
   Peter DeLuca, Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
   Michael Johnson, Willkie, Farr & Gallagher, LLP
   Sue Purvis, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Greater New York Region

2:25 PM – 2:40 PM Coffee break

2:40 PM – 3:05 PM Overview of how Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and IP Issues are Vital to Long Island’s Companies
   Moderator Raymond Farrell, Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
   Speaker William Wahlig, Executive Director, Long Island Forum for Technology

3:05 PM - 4:25 PM  Workshop Panel: Discussion of Hypothetical Scenarios and Best Practices in Maximizing IP Protection
   Moderator Mark Lesko, Executive Director, Accelerate Long Island

   Panelists
   Walter Copan, Office of Technology Commercialization and Partnerships, Brookhaven National Laboratory
   Michael McEntee, Formerly with InterDigital Communications LLC
   Tom O’Rourke, Bodner & O’Rourke
   Donna Tumminello, Office of Technology Licensing and Industry Relations, Stony Brook University

4:25 PM - 4:30 PM Closing Remarks Colman Ragan, NYIPLA Meetings & Forums Committee Co-Chair

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Networking Reception (beverages & hors d'oeuvres)


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