The Changing Patent Scene in The USA

Moderator: Mr. Sandy Colb, foudner of Sanford T. Colb & Co. Intellectual Property & Law

Speakers:
  • Mr. Jeffrey Lewis, Partner, Fried Frank, New York: Litigating Patent Eligibility via Dispositive Motions in the USa
  • Mr. Frederick H. Rein, Partner, Goodwin Procter: Patent Subject Matter Eligbility in the United States
  • Mr. David Postolski, Gearhart Law (AIPLA): Post Grant Review Proceedings in the United States
  • Mr. Barry J. SchindlerCo-Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Global Patent Prosecution Group: the Effects of the change from first-to-invent to first-inventor-to-file, including filing strategies and monetization.

Tuesday, March 22, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Hall B

The U.S. patent scene has changed dramatically over recent years, following the coming into force of the America Invents Act (AIA) as well as in view of some recent Supreme Court decisions relating to questions of patent-eligibility under ยง101. Patentees as well as patent challengers face a host of new issues including the applicability of inter partes post grant procedures (PGR, IPR and CBM procedures), increased difficulties in obtaining patents in the field of computer-related inventions as well as in the field of biological inventions, and others.