Post-Grant AIA Procedures and the Litigation Impact – May 2013 Meeeting

Date: Tuesday May 14, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Location: Cincinnatian Hotel

The America Invents Act (H.R. 1249) promises to bring substantial changes to the U.S. patent system, including new mechanisms for challenging patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. One of the new mechanisms is a post-grant review proceeding (PGR), which will provide patent challengers expanded bases on which to attack patents. Post-grant review, however, will only be available to challenge patents that issue under the AIA’s new first-to-file regime. Of more immediate concern, the AIA also provides for a new inter partes review (“IPR”) procedure that will be available to challenge any
enforceable patent, including those issued before enactment of the AIA.

Ryan Willis will discuss the basics of each of these new procedures. He will also discuss litigation considerations, including when the use of these procedures in addition to or in place of litigation may be appropriate, and how the use of these procedures may affect a client’s choice to litigate following their use.

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How Do I Decide Where to File Patent Applications Internationally? – May 2011 CincyIP Meeting

How Do I Decide Where to File Patent Applications Internationally?
Tim Guffey
Senior Patent Advisor, The Procter & Gamble Company

May 10, 2011

11:45am – 1:30pm

The Cincinnatian Hotel
This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 total CLE hour instruction.

One of the most important and difficult decisions an applicant has to make is whether to file any given patent application internationally, and if so, where to file. Furthermore, applicants must take into consideration the pros and cons of filing regimes, such as the PCT, and when to file in particular jurisdictions. This presentation will review questions to ask applicants in order to help determine if an application should be filed internationally, and will propose a model for how to determine where to file.

Tim Guffey is a Senior Patent Advisor at The Procter & Gamble Company. Tim joined P&G 30 years ago as a product development engineer, and has been involved in a variety of assignments in product development, including patent strategy development, global patent cost management, and has served as a technical witness in a number of US prosecutions and EPO oppositions for a major development project. Tim transferred to the Intellectual Property Division in 1994. He manages P&G’s Global Patent Services group, which is responsible for the filing of all P&G post-priority patents globally, and managing the costs associated with P&G’s total portfolio. Tim was admitted to practice before the USPTO as a patent agent in 1997 and holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology.

PRICES (including lunch):
• $20 for Members (includes 1 Hr Ohio CLE)
• $30 Non-Member with CLE
• $20 Non-Member without CLE
• $15 Students and Full-Time Academics

Registration ends at noon on Wednesday, May 4.

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