2012 September 20 CLE Breakfast: AIA Implementation: How to Update Your Patent Strategies

Event Date
  • 9/20/2012   7:45 AM - 10:00 AM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • Philips Electronics North America Corporation
    345 Scarborough Road
    Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510

The America Invents Act (AIA), signed into law on September 16, 2011, involves the most radical overhaul of the U.S. patent system in more than fifty years. Key provisions of the AIA will become effective on September 16, 2012, while others, notably the conversion from a first-to-invent system to a first-inventor-to-file system, will become effective on March 16, 2013.

Understanding the importance of educating inventors and patent practitioners concerning these dramatic changes, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has begun issuing guidance documents to facilitate implementation of specific provisions of the law. NYIPLA’s September 20 CLE Breakfast program will walk you through these guidance documents and will assist you in updating your patent strategies to take full advantage of these sweeping changes to the system.


Dana Colarulli, Director of the Office of Governmental Affairs for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Edward Blocker, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
Raymond Farrell, Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt LLP

Moderator Steven Lendaris, Baker Botts LLP

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. Hot Buffet Breakfast
8:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Presentation

CLE Credit 1.5 Professional

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