Thomas Jefferson School of Law IP Symposium to Examine AIA Aftershocks

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For IP mavens who live in Southern California and those of you who may be in town next week, Thomas Jefferson School of Law in downtown San Diego is hosting a symposium on post-grant proceedings under the America Invents Act.

Entitled “Aftershocks of the AIA’s Post Grant Proceedings:  Its Advocates & Critics,” the symposium will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016.

In what has become a much anticipated annual event, Professor Randy Berholtz and his students have again put together a fabulous program on a hot button IP issue.

The symposium will focus on whether the new post-grant review process and other provisions of the AIA are actually solving the problems they were intended to solve and discuss other issues relating to the AIA:

[The AIA’s] intention to invalidate bad patents and encourage innovation for the benefit of the general public has solved some problems its predecessor has left in its wake.  However, the AIA is not without its own problems.  This project aims to present recommendations to close the gap in pursuing a fairer and expedited patent review systems.

There are too many speakers to list here, but notable ones include:

Gregg Anderson, Administrative Patent Judge for the USPTO

Hon. Cathy Ann Bencivengo, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Hon. Paul R. Michel (Ret.), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Gene Quinn, Patent Attorney and President of IPWatchdog.com

The event is approved for 6 hours of MCLE credit.  Full information on the symposium can be found here and registration info is here.

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