MNACCA In-House Counsel Conference


John Dragseth, Mathias Samuel, and Dorothy Whelan, all Principals in the Twin Cities office, will be speaking on a panel during the morning breakout sessions. Their topic – The America Invents Act: Do you need to rethink your strategy – will discuss the following topics:

  • The first-to-file system: What does it mean to you?
  • New proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office for challenging patent validity
  • Litigation reforms likely to affect challenges to patent validity
  • District court vs. US Patent and Trademark Office: The pros and cons of different mechanisms now available for challenging patent validity

The America Invents Act is the most extensive revision of US patent law in over 50 years. What really changed? How will it impact your company? Please joinus for a practical discussion of this new law, including how it may affect your IP procurement and enforcement strategies. The presentation is available here.

For more information about the conference or to register, please visit MNACCA events page.