Want to make sure your creativity is not infringed? U.S. patents have always served as the protection for individual scientists and businesses; they provide exclusivity and barriers to the marketplace. On September 16, 2011 President Barack Obama signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, marking the first comprehensive change to patent law in over 50 years. Learn the specifics that every scientist should know and learn what the changes mean to businesses, inventors and lawyers. Join us as Michael Brodowski, patent partner at K&L Gates LLP, returns to ACS Webinars to discuss the recent changes to U.S. patent law!
“New Year and New Patent Laws Scientists Should Know” A short presentation followed by typed chat Q&A, with speaker Michael Brodowski, partner of K&L Gates LLP.
What You Will Learn:
- Overview of the new laws under the America Invents Act
- Why the first-inventor-to-file system may not be such a drastic change
- Why early “disclosure” with one year grace period may not be a good option
- Why good notebook practices remain relevant
- How proactive patent portfolio management can ease the transition to the new law.
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
Meet Your Expert:
Michael Brodowski is a patent lawyer and partner in the Boston office of K&L Gates LLP. Michael has over 17 years of experience counseling clients regarding the establishment and exploitation of patent rights in the United States and abroad to support clients’ business objectives including patent reexamination, reissue, and opposition proceedings. He also advises clients on avoiding the patent rights of others, and in connection with technology licenses and agreements, and patent due diligence. Before entering the legal profession, Michael worked in the Product Development Group of the Toiletries Technology Laboratory of the Gillette Company. He is the first named inventor on U.S. and foreign patents. Michael received a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Rochester; a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo; and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School.
You might also enjoy Michael’s previous ACS Webinar, Global Patent Protection and International Business Strategies!
The Fine Print
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