The fifth annual US Patent Forum is returning to Washington DC on March 17, 2016. A similar forum will precede it in Palo Alto on March 15.
In light of the recent US patent developments, the US Patent Forum, hosted by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, will take an in-depth look at topics affecting US patents today.
The conference will delve into post-grant proceedings before USPTO’s PTAB, examine strategies that make patents more secure, and explore levels of proof and understanding regarding how claims are construed.
Topics covered in the Washington US Patent Forum will include:
- ITC Litigation and Licensing
- Post-Grant Proceeding Before the PTAB
- Uncertainty of Patentable Subject Matter
- Patent Reform
- Focus on Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court
- Trade Secret Protection for Innovation
Featured speakers include Tom Scott, former chair of Goodwin’s Proctor’s IP Department and now Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Personalized Media Communications (PMC), one of the leading patent licensing companies.
For Silicon Valley, the US Patent Forum, is being held at the Sheraton on El Camino and University, opposite the Stamford University Campus in Palo Alto on March 15. The focus will be the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and strategies for dealing with it.
A $300 discount is being offered off of the full delegate price to IP CloseUp readers who attend. Just mention this article. (In-house counsel and corporate executives attend for free.)
Delegates are invited to attend a full day of discussion to hear from, and network with over 100 leading experts in multiple fields.
They will be able to participate in important discussion about the most significant developments in the US patent system and receive updates on important changes to major global IP systems from experts. There also will be opportunities to contribute to the discussion as well as learn.
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