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Brinks Attorneys Share Patent Reform Expertise and Strategies in New Video Series
October 16, 2012

Brinks Gilson & Lione has created a series of short videos discussing various provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA), including sections that went into effect on September 16, 2012, and enacted major changes to patent law.

The videos average 10 minutes in length, and cover the following topics:

Post Grant Review discusses post-grant review, which became effective on September 16, 2012. Presented by Vince Gnoffo.

Prioritized Examination – a Fee-Based Path to Completed Patent Examination within One Year reviews the background leading up to the prioritized examination procedure, and covers the various options to expedite patent examination, the requirements necessary for an application to qualify for prioritized examination and strategies and best practices for integrating prioritized examination with intellectual property rights and protection. Presented by Ryan Marshall.

Strategies in View of Prior User Rights in the America Invents Act, provides an introduction and the general rules of prior use rights. It also covers exceptions and limitations, and implications for patent owners and prior users. Presented by Saif Khan.

Transitional Program for Challenging Business Method Patents discusses the post-grant review process for business patents, the effects on litigation and what to do since its implementation on September 16, 2012. Presented by Linda Nattler. Also presented in GERMAN.

Virtual Patent Marking and False Marking Changes Under AIA, Steve Shurtz discusses the importance of patent marking and changes to patent marking law under AIA that took effect on September 16, 2011. He also discusses changes to false marking law and practical impacts and suggested strategies. Presented by Steve Shurtz.

FOR GERMAN SPEAKERS, Anfechtung von Patenten vor dem US-Patentamt discusses how to challenge patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for German companies. Presented by Linda Nattler.

The full list of videos may be viewed here, and are among the firm’s multimedia resources designed to provide education and insights on timely intellectual property law issues.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss how the AIA legislation may impact you, please contact your attorney at Brinks Gilson & Lione or visit the Patent Reform section of our website at www.brinksgilson.com.

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