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Upcoming Meetings, Seminars, and Webinars

Note: Downloadable recordings of all online presentations are available for purchase
  • America Invents Act Web Series 
    • Part I - USPTO Implementation of the America Invents Act 
      • Presenter: Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator, USPTO
      • Live Presentation: October 27, 2011
    • Part II - Pre-Grant Procedures for Patent Practitioners Under the America Invents Act: Filing and Prosecuting Patent Applications
      • Presenter: Charles E. Van Horn, Finnegan Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
      • Live Presentation: December 15, 2011
    • Part III - Post-Issuance Activities and Enforcement of Patents Under the America Invents Act
      • Presenter: Scott McKeown, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
      • Live Presentation: January 12, 2012
    • Part IV - Effects of the America Invents Act on Valuation, Licensing & Acquisitions
      • Presenters: Jeffrey Whittle, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
                          Michael Samardzija, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
      • Live Presentation: February 15, 2012
    • Part V - Day One Challenges: Oath & Declaration, PCT filings, and more... Practitioner Practice Tips
      • Presenters: Samson Helfgott, KattenMuchinRosenman LLP
                          Carl Oppedahl, Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC
      • Live Presentation: September 12, 2012 
    • Part VI - Post Grant Proceedings Under the AIA: What You Need To Know Today
      • Presenters: Denise DeFranco, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
                           Sharon Israel, Mayer Brown LLP
      • Live Presentation: October 15, 2012
Presentations at Previous Stated Meetings and Roadshows
  • 2013 Mid-Winter Institute
    • Are you ready? Strategies and pitfalls under the America Invents Act
      • First-Inventor-to-File and Prior Art
        • Ready or Not, Here it Comes: Transitioning to First-Inventor-to-File and Understanding Prior Art Under the AIA
        • Practical Strategies under the new First-Inventor-to-File System from a Corporate Perspective
        • Managing the Impact of the new First-Inventor-to-File  System on Private Practice
      • Post-Grant Proceedings
        • Are you Ready to Practice Before the New PTAB?
        • Advantages and Disadvantages of Post-Grant Proceedings for Patent Owners
        • Advantages and Disadvantagse of Post-Grant Proceedings for Patent Challengers
    • How to choose between the different forms of IP when starting and growing a high tech company. How does the AIA affect your decision?
  • 2012 Annual Meeting
    • The Impact of the AIA Rules
    • Patent Litigation Under the AIA
    • What In-House Lawyers Need to Know About the AIA and Whether It Will Change Corporate Practice
    • Declarations and Assignments and Effective Filing Date of Claims Under the AIA
  • AIA Roadshows
    • San Jose, CA (10/1/12), Chicago, IL (10/3/12), and Arlington, VA (10/5/12)
    • Implementation of the America Invents Act: What You Need to Know
      • Prosecution Procedures
        • Inventor's Oath and Declaration
        • Pre-Issuance Submission
        • Citation of Prior Art
        • Supplemental Examination and Corresponding Fees
      • Post Grant Procedures
        • Final rules for Post Grant Review
        • Inter Partes Review
        • Covered Business Method Patents
        • Umbrella Rules
  • 2012 Spring Meeting
    • USPTO Updates on the AIA 
    • Evolution Meets 35 USC--Transitioning to First-Inventor-to-File 
    • The Future of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences as the PTAB
    • Changes Under the AIA to Joinder, Making and Prior User Rights
    • The Future Role of the Central Re-Exam Unit 
    • Prosecution--Practitioner Perspectives on Inter Partes Review and Derivation Proceedings
  • 2012 Mid-Winter Institute
    • Kick-off and AIA Report
    • Alexandria Calling Detroit, Come in Detroit: The USPTO Satellite Office Experience
    • The State of Appeals at the USPTO
    • The Impact of the AIA on IP transactional practices
    • Ethical Issues Under the AIA
    • Luncheon with Margaret A. “Peggy” Focarino, Commissioner for Patents
    • President’s Forum: America Invents Act and the USPTO Proposed Rules
  • 2011 Annual Meeting
    • An Inside Look at the America Invents Act
    • The America Invents Act: Progress and Challenges at the USPTO
    • Patent Law/Patent-Relations with the USPTO Joint Committee Sesstion - The America Invents Act
    • Luncheon with the Honorable Patrick Leahy