Significant Developments in U.S. Patent Law in 2016 and Beyond
The rapidly evolving and growing U.S. Patent Law provides opportunities for potential innovators and inventors to further redevelop and improve their patent strategies. However, along with this opportunities are the patent legislation which as they grow branches to satisfy the ever-changing need of patent reform, equally become complex. Although these developments seek to strengthen the patent system of America, it however similarly pose greater challenge for entities planning to seek patent for their creations.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help firms and their clients understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the significant developments in U.S. Patent Law in 2016 and beyond.
Key topics include:
- U.S Patent Law - An Overview
- The 'Non-obviousness' requirement
- US' Adoption of the Hague Agreement
- Overview of the Proposed PATENT Act
- Overview of the new Innovation Act of 2015
- Patent Reform: The New "Anti-Patent" Trolls
- Post-Patent Royalties: Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment
John Richards, Of Counsel
Ladas & Parry LLP
- Introductory speaker
Chris Douglas, Senior Associate
Alston & Bird LLP
- Patent office details, PTAB
David Paul Swenson, Shareholder
FARNEY DANIELS PC
- Section 101 – Playing out in district courts, decisions coming out, et al Cases and claims that go either way to compared and contrast.
Gregory J. Winsky, Of Counsel
Archer & Greiner, P.C.
- U.S. Supreme Court decisions – Kimble vs. Marvel…Life Technologies vs. Promega
Who Should Attend:
- IP Attorneys
- Patent Attorneys
- Patent Licensing Attorneys
- Design Patent Attorneys
- IP Consultants
- Patent Consultants
- Patent Litigators
- Public and Private Companies
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
John Richards is of counsel in the New York Office of Ladas & Parry LLP, having originally joined the firm in its London Office. In addition to admission to the New York and USPTO bars, Mr. Richards is admitted to practice before the European and British Patent Offices and the European Union’s design and trade mark office. His practice is mainly in the field of chemistry and the life sciences and includes, drafting, prosecution and licensing of patents. He teaches a course on U.S. Patent Law and Fordham University School of Law and courses in international and comparative patent law at Fordham and the John Marshall law School in Chicago.
John Richards is of counsel in the New York Office of Ladas & Parry LLP, having originally joined the firm …
Chris Douglas is active in the firm’s pre- and post-grant patent practice areas. Chris represents both petitioners and patent owners in post-grant proceedings and is recognized as one of the more active post-grant practitioners nationwide. Chris remains one of the few practitioners to tout confirmation of all claims in an inter partes review in a final written decision on behalf of a patent owner. In addition, he maintains a robust pre-grant patent practice. His familiarity with both pre- and post-grant proceedings informs his ability to counsel and secure foreign and domestic patent rights for his clients.
Chris is recognized as a North Carolina “Rising Star,” one of the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in North Carolina under the age of 40, by Super Lawyers magazine and frequently speaks and publishes on patent post-grant proceedings, software patent eligibility and telecommunications-related patent strategies.
Chris Douglas is active in the firm’s pre- and post-grant patent practice areas. Chris represents both petitioners and patent owners …
David Swenson is a shareholder at Farney Daniels PC and founded the Minneapolis office, where the firm was recently named Boutique Patent Litigation Firm of the Year in Minnesota for 2015. With a computer science and programming background, his practice focuses on patent litigation, appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court, plus advising clients on IP portfolio management and monetization approaches, as well as other strategic management decisions and problem solving. His litigation experience spans IP-related matters in courts nationwide, the ITC, FTC, and arbitrations, covering myriad technologies. Mr. Swenson has argued multiple patent appeals to the Federal Circuit, with two more coming up later this year.
David Swenson is a shareholder at Farney Daniels PC and founded the Minneapolis office, where the firm was recently named …
Greg currently serves as Of Counsel at Archer & Greiner, P.C. in Haddonfield, NJ. He specializes in the practice of corporate law with an emphasis on intellectual and technology-related matters. As General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Business Development, of Franklin Electronic Publishers Inc., Greg served in many roles for a multinational consumer electronics company based in New Jersey, including heading up business development and directing research and development in creating one of the world’s first handheld e-book readers. Greg focuses his practice today in a number of intellectual property areas, mainly the negotiation of patent, trademark and copyright licenses and of business transactions involving intellectual property. Greg's own inventions have been awarded four United States patents and are covered by a number of pending domestic and foreign patent applications.
Greg currently serves as Of Counsel at Archer & Greiner, P.C. in Haddonfield, NJ. He specializes in the practice of …
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About Ladas & Parry LLP
Ladas & Parry LLP provides a full range of services relating to Intellectual Property, including its own domain name registry and well-known Trademark Watch service. The firm has offices in the United States in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Alexandria close to the US PTO. It also has an office in London for servicing European clients and working with the European Patent Office and the European Community Trademarks and Designs office known as OHIM.
Founded over 100 years ago by British patent attorneys moving to the United States, the firm’s ability to handle international matters remains strong but this ability now complements a strong presence in the U.S. intellectual property sphere.
About Alston & Bird LLP
Alston & Bird is a leading national firm whose core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with focuses that include financial services and health care. The firm has been ranked on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 15 consecutive years.
About FARNEY DANIELS PC
An impressive array of prominent corporations, innovative start-ups, and pioneering individual innovators trusts the lawyers at Farney Daniels to handle a wide range of complex, high-stakes intellectual property cases. This diverse collection of clients appreciates that our attorneys combine decades of large firm experience with the nimbleness and creativity of a small, entrepreneurial law firm. In large part because we offer cutting-edge work set in the congenial collegiality of a litigation boutique, we attract the top notch legal talent required to deliver consistently the skill, insight, attention to detail, and value our clients expect from their counsel.
Our attorneys have successfully handled myriad matters involving huge potential damages and possibly-crippling injunctions in federal district and appellate courts across the nation, and before the International Trade Commission, as well as the Federal Trade Commission. Nonetheless, we recognize that every matter is important to our clients; thus we bring the same level of care and effort to each endeavor entrusted to the firm, regardless of size.
About Archer & Greiner, P.C.
Archer & Greiner, P.C. is a full-service law firm with over 175 lawyers in eight offices serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals throughout the region for over 85 years.