Prior Art & Section 102 under the America Invents Act: 2016 Updates
With the expanded scope of Prior Art under the America Invents Act (AIA), patent applicants are anticipating more changes in the U.S. patent system. However, keeping up with these changes could be a tough challenge to patent owners and applicants if they don't fully understand the AIA prior-art provisions.
In this two-hour LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand the fundamental and complex aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of Prior Art & Section 102 under the America Invents Act. Speakers will also offer best practices in mitigating risks and ensuring compliance with the patent laws.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- Prior Art Provisions of the America Invents Act
- AIA Patentability Requirements
- AIA Rules and Exceptions
- Prior Art in Patent Applications
- Recent Court Decisions
- Possible Legal Risks
- Best Risk Mitigation Strategies
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- The “otherwise available to the public" catchall: does the AIA eliminate secret prior art?
- “Effective Filing Date” v. “date effectively filed”
- Provisional applications as prior art
- 102 Prior Art exceptions and the one-year grace period – real or illusory?
- Foreign priority, intervening disclosures, shielding, and common ownership
- Proper Use of declarations under 37 CFR 1.130
- Traversing the Wayback Machine
Who Should Attend:
- Patent Owners
- Patent Counsel
- Patent Attorneys
- Legal Lawyers
- Legal Counsel
- Litigation Officers
- Litigation Support Specialists
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
Formerly an electronic design and software engineer, Roy is a practicing patent attorney representing scientists, engineers and technology companies in protecting, defending and commercializing their intellectual property. Thirty years of experience in patent procurement, licensing and transactions, and all phases of patent, trademark, copyright, trade dress, and trade secret litigation. 500+ patents issued. Numerous representations in U.S. District Courts, the International Trade Commission, and Federal Circuit appeals, and in post-grant procedure before Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Testifying expert witness. Admitted: Court of Appeals of Maryland; United States District Court for the District of Maryland; United States Patent and Trademark Office. Education: University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1989; University of Baltimore, M.B.A., 1989, Lehigh University, B.A. Psychology and B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1982. Six years of engineering experience before law school.
Formerly an electronic design and software engineer, Roy is a practicing patent attorney representing scientists, engineers and technology companies in …
Aparna Nemlekar is an associate in the Intellectual Property Transactions and Rights Management Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office. A registered patent attorney, Ms. Nemlekar concentrates her practice in patent prosecution, litigation and counseling. Her technology practice includes work in the molecular biology, nutritional supplement, pharmaceutical, organic chemistry, diagnostic, vaccine, immunology, medical, mechanical, medical device, software and business method areas.
Ms. Nemlekar received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (2009), where she was a network editor for the Journal of Technology Law and Policy. She received her M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from the New York Medical College (2006) and her B.S. in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development from the University of Minnesota (2003). Ms. Nemlekar is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Washington, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Aparna Nemlekar is an associate in the Intellectual Property Transactions and Rights Management Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident …
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