Thursday, 14 February 2013

AIA seminar on patent litigation comes to London

Law firm Pinsent Masons is hosting a free seminar at which US patent attorney Edward D. Manzo will be giving a presentation on the AIA.  Edward is the author of the recently-published The America Invents Act: A Guide to Patent Litigation and Patent Procedure--which quite fortuitously happens to be the title of the seminar.  PatLit would have offered a link to the book, but ten minutes online failed to uncover a link to it, even on the publishers' website.

Details of this event, which is free and open to all comers, are as follows:
The America Invents Act: A Guide to Patent Litigation and Patent Procedure  
Monday 25 February 2013 
Pinsent Masons is hosting an evening seminar on Monday 25th February. The seminar will explore the most significant changes brought about by the America Invents Act and will have plenty of opportunity to discuss the implications of these changes and draw comparisons with how things are likely to change in Europe in the not to distant future. All welcome! Please click on the link below to register. 
The seminar will be given by Edward D. Manzo, partner at US firm Husch Blackwell LLP, practicing in IP litigation, client counselling and IP portfolio development, will discuss the most significant changes brought about by the AIA. Edward is a renowned IP specialist lawyer in the US, and provides expert analysis on the AIA in his recently published book ‘The America Invents Act: A Guide to Patent Litigation and Patent Procedure’.

Key topics for discussion will include:

  • What difference will “first to file” really make?
  • How will the new and various post grant procedures change the landscape for the recipients of U.S. patents?
At a time when we are dealing with the prospect of significant change to the patent landscape in Europe, we have lined up a few panellists to join us. We are looking forward to some interesting discussion and comparisons relating to the proposed Unitary Patent and UPC. The panellists so far include:

Mark Platts-Mills. Mark is Head of Chambers at 8 New Square, the largest specialist IP chambers in the UK. Members of 8 New Square have been providing input into the drafting of rules of procedure for the UPC and will be continuing to work to ensure that the system provides speedy and efficient dispute resolution for those who choose to use the UPC instead of national courts.

Adrian Murray. Patent Attorney and consultant to WP Thompson.  Adrian's principal practice area is in the field of pharmaceuticals, advising clients on launch strategies and freedom to operate issues, as well as assisting them with securing protection for their inventions in Europe and internationally. Throughout his career, Adrian has worked principally in private practice, but also spent several years in house at a large pharmaceutical company.

Held at Pinsent Masons London offices at 30 Crown Place, London EC2A 4ES, registration is from 5.30pm, the presentation will begin at 6pm with questions and refreshments afterwards.

We hope you can join us.If you would like to attend this session please select the Register option below.

Date:Monday 25 February 2013
Time:Registration: 5.30pm; Seminar 6pm followed by questions and refreshments
Venue:Pinsent Masons LLP, 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES


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