CHEMICAL CONSULTANTS NETWORK
April 11, 2012 Meeting
REVISED MEETING NOTICE
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Date & Time: Wednesday, April 11, at the Cynwyd Club, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Networking, 5:30 PM; Dinner, 6:30 PM; Talk and Business Session, 7:30 PM
Patent Law under the America Invents Act:
A Practical Guide for Consultants
Peter D. Mlynek
In September 2011 President Obama signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, implementation of which is gradually being rolled out over the next year. This Act is the biggest change to the U.S. patent system in about 60 years. These changes include the implementation of the first-to-file system, expands the opposition procedures, adds a micro-entity status, essentially prohibits patenting of tax strategies, reduces false marking lawsuits, eliminates attacks on patent validity based on lack of best mode disclosure, and changes many of the Patent Office practices. Every leader or professional in technologically driven industries such as chemical and pharmaceutical should be aware of these changes, because of their wide-reaching effects. A list of practical advices on how everyone can take advantage of these changes will be presented.
Peter D. Mlynek is a patent attorney with over 10 years of experience in various fields of patent law, specializing in patent work related to chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Peter’s work focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in front of the US Patent Office; managing international patent prosecution; evaluating inventions from business, technology and legal viewpoints; advising clients on patenting strategies; drafting opinions with respect to patent validity, patent infringement, and freedom-to-operate; conducting due diligence on M&A targets; and drafting intellectual property licenses.
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