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The Patent Reform Act And Other Developments - The Implications For Your Patent Practice

Length: 3 hours

With the passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which President Obama signed into law on September 16, 2011, broad revisions have been made to patent law.  Issues such as first to file, prior art, subject matter of patents, prior commercial use and lawsuits by Non-Practicing Entities have all been affected.  This program will address the major changes in statutory patent law and influential Federal Circuit decisions of the past year, including the rejection of the “25 % Rule of Thumb” for calculating damages; whether abstract ideas are eligible to be patented; and streamlining the ability to get sanctions after a permanent injunction.
Program Co-Chairs: RICHARD RAYSMAN, Holland & Knight LLP & JANET B. LINN, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Faculty: T. DAVID BOMZER, Day Pitney LLP; ALISON KARMALEK, Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C.; JAMES R. KLAIBER, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McKloy LLP; ROBERT MAIER, Baker Botts LLP; JEFFREY M. SEARS, Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Columbia University

This live program provides 3.0 credits in professional practice for the
NY, CA & NJ MCLE requirements

IL credits: 2.5 general MCLE.


Original Recording Date: 1/26/2012


Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • The Patent Reform Act And Other Developments - The Implications
  • Power Point Slides
  • Affirmation Document