How Patent Reform Has Impacted Your Business - Followed by Happy Hour!

  • May 7, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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CLE Presentation | How Patent Reform and AIA Has Impacted Your Business - Followed by Happy Hour!

In September 2011, Congress passed the most sweeping changes to the U.S. Patent Law in the past 50 years.   These changes have been phased in over the past 18 months,  with the most recent  changes being implemented in March 2013.  In this presentation, key aspects of the America Invents Act will be reviewed, and the impact of their implementation discussed.   Whether you are an experienced IP counsel or a corporate generalist, this must-attend meetup will leave you with a clear and thorough understanding of what these sweeping changes are and what implications they hold for your business. 

Mr. Macedo is the author of The Corporate Insider's Guide to US Patent Practice and a Partner at Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP.  He represents a wide variety of  clients on all manner of intellectual property and technology-related  issues, including patents, trademarks and copyrights.

Doors open and Networking begins at 6:30.
The presentation will be from 7:00 to 8:00.  A complimentary happy hour hosted by the firm will follow the presentation at a location nearby!

An application for one (1) hour of New York CLE credit will be submitted.

Due to limited space, priority will be given to members who are currently employed as in-house counsel.

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  • Brian G.

    A brilliant presentation and a very enjoyable reception afterward. A huge thank you to Charley Macedo and Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein for hosting yet another phenomenal event for our members!

    May 8, 2013

  • David S.

    Fantastic event. Charles did a terrific presentation on the new patent law which we all need to know something about. The party afterwards at the steakhouse was terrific and allowed us all to network and mingle in a festive setting. Great job by Brian and Ken pulling off another fun, educational event for in-house counsel.

    1 · May 8, 2013

    • Ken L.

      David. I thought the statistics re the results of recent NPE cases was telling. If jury awards become less certain and smaller we won't need the firmer Rule 11 sanctions you suggested.

      May 8, 2013

    • David S.

      Gosh, Did I suggest that? I'm usually against Rule 11 Sanctions and think the judges impose them too often. But I do believe truly frivolous cases should get sanctions to pay for the defense costs.

      May 8, 2013

  • Neal G.

    The lecture was informative and timely. A big thanks to Charles Macedo.

    1 · May 8, 2013

  • Lise

    Charlie packed a lot of info on the AIA into the one hour session. Nice primer for those who don't practice patent law.

    1 · May 8, 2013

  • Jiaoyan

    Very informative. Is it possible if the materials can be accessed online or via email in advance in the future?

    1 · May 8, 2013

  • Ken L.

    Great presentation! Thanks Charley.

    May 8, 2013

  • Gloria

    very informative.

    May 7, 2013

  • Andy M.

    Presentation was awesome but unfortunately I could not attend the happy hour.

    May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got rear-ended by a Manhattan cabbie talking on his cell! See you next time!

    May 6, 2013

  • John M

    can't make it now due to work travel

    May 2, 2013

  • Adam G.

    This is unfortunately the 1st event I've missed since joining. Wish I could be there, but I teach Tuesday nights. See you at the next event.

    1 · April 17, 2013

  • Mary W.

    I plan to attend, thanks.

    April 15, 2013

  • Ken L.

    I'm finding more and more of my practice is combating software patent trolls. The cost of litigating for a small company is so high that I can't realistically fight any patent in court leaving me at the mercy of anyone whose main innovation was drafting a claim that the patent office would accept. Is the patent system outside software working any better? Or is it mired in the same problems?

    April 12, 2013

    • Brian G.

      Interesting article here on rethinking patent troll defense:­. This is also something we can discuss with our presenter at the next event on May 7.

      April 13, 2013

    • David S.

      Maybe the federal courts can curb frivolous patent litigation by imposing Rule 11 sanctions more aggressively.

      April 13, 2013

  • David S.

    Looking forward to another terrific presentation with NY In-House Counsel

    April 11, 2013

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