Contact: Elizabeth Coplan
University of Washington School of Law



The America Invents Act: Practical Advice for Practitioners, Inventors & Businesses

A CLE presented by the WSBA Intellectual Property Section with assistance from the University of Washington Law, Technology & Arts and IEEE IP Professionals Initiative. The program is also produced in conjunction with the Washington State Patent Lawyers Association with additional sponsorship provided by Perkins Coie LLP.

Friday, December 9, 2011

University of Washington School of Law
4293 Memorial Way, Seattle, WA 98195
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The America Invents Act is the first major statutory change to Patent Laws in the United States in over 50 years. The Act fundamentally changes how patents will be procured, challenged, and enforced. So much more has changed then just the race to the patent office. Are you ready to advise your clients? Hear presentation on the topic at this all-day CLE. We have applied for 7.0 hours of general CLE credits with the WSBA and .5 ethics CLE credits.

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. - Registration and Networking (all participants)

This CLE has two separate tracks.

Click here to view the program agenda.

Track 1: (Full Day) ($175 per person in advance; $195 pay at the door)

Full day program will include in-depth presentations on:

  • First Inventor To File, Diminished Grace Period, Prior Art Issues, Company Perspectives, Procedures and Best Practices
  • Derivation Law, Prior User Rights and Related Implications
  • USPTO Regulatory Agenda and Patent Board Proceedings
  • Post Grant Review, Reexamination & Supplemental Examination
  • Impact on Patent Litigation
  • Ethical Considerations Caused By Your Client's Rush To File

Track 2: (One Hour) ($25 per person in advance; $30 pay at the door)
Patent Overview session designed for corporate counsel, general practitioners, businesspeople, and others needing to get up-to-speed quickly on the changes to patent laws.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received by end of business on Tuesday, December 6 will be entitled to a full refund. If you need to cancel after that time, you are welcome to send a substitute.

Questions about this program? Please contact Linda Gordon at

Click here to register for this program.

The WSBA IP Section thanks Perkins Coie for handling the registrations for this program. Please note that your credit card statement will list Perkins Coie Seminars for this transaction.

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