The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and What it Means For You – March 13, 2012 CincyIP Meeting

CincyIP Presents:
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and What it Means For You

Bernard Knight
General Counsel, USPTO

Steven Miller
Vice President and General Counsel – Intellectual Property, The Procter & Gamble Company


Herbert Wamsley
Executive Director, Intellectual Property Owners Association

Moderated by
Anne Chasser
Associate Vice President for Intellectual Property, The University of Cincinnati

Date: March 13, 2012

11:30am – 1:30pm
Please arrive on time, as the presentation will begin promptly at 12:00pm

Location: Cincinnati Masonic Center

CLE: This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 total CLE hour instruction.

On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that updates our patent system to encourage innovation, job creation, and economic growth. The last major patent reform was nearly 60 years ago. Our panelists will discuss various changes that The Act implements, how the changes have already impacted the way their organizations do business, and how they envision The Act changing the future of the patent system, both positively and negatively. By representing the points of view of the USPTO, a large corporation, and a trade organization, the discussion will further highlight the varying impact of The Act on different organizations invovled in the patent system, and create awareness for attorneys regarding the wide arrray of issues that they may encounter when working with a variety of clients and other individuals.

PRICES (including lunch):
$20 for Members (includes 1.5 Hr Ohio CLE)
• $30 Non-Member with CLE
• $20 Non-Member without CLE
• $15 Students and Full-Time Academics