2014 Midwest IP Institute


Fish & Richardson is proud to be a sponsor of the Minnesota CLE 2014 Midwest IP Institute.

On Thursday, September 18th, Fish Principal John Dragseth (Twin Cities) will present “The Year in Patent Law at the C.A.F.C. and the U.S. Supreme Court,” while Principals John Adkisson and Dorothy Whelan, also of Twin Cities, will discuss “Post-Grant Challenges at the PTO: Process and Strategy.”

2014 Midwest IP Institute
Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Friday, September 19, 2014
8:50 AM – 5:00 PM (Central Time)
Minnesota CLE Conference Center 600 Nicollet Mall
370 3rd Floor City Center Minneapolis, MN 55402-1641

September 18 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION
A The Year in Patent Law at the C.A.F.C. and the U.S. Supreme Court
It's been a busy year for patent law in the courts, with the Supreme Court deciding a number of important cases, the Federal Circuit tackling other important issues, and the role of Patent Office appeals beginning its inevitable climb in importance with IPR appeals on the near horizon. Two experienced appellate attorneys - one from private practice and one the Solicitor for the Patent Office - will discuss the most important and/or the most interesting of these cases, with a goal of giving you digestible tips for dealing with your clients.
John A. Dragseth & Nathan Kelley

September 18 | 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION B
Post-Grant Challenges at the PTO: Process and Strategy
The America Invents Act (AIA) created several new options for companies to challenge patent grants, including inter partes review, post-grant review and covered business method patent review. This presentation will provide a brief overview of each of these new procedures and identify strategic considerations that companies should consider as they decide whether to utilize one of these new proceedings as the forum to challenge a patent as opposed to other options such as litigating in district court.
John Adkisson & Dorothy P. Whelan

To learn more visit the event website.