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December 2, 2011
Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Symposium
The America Invents Act: Patent Law's New Lease on Life

Speaker: Keynote: Chief Federal Circuit Judge (Retired) Paul R. Michel
Time: Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Kyle Galster, IP Center Coordinator (kgalster@iupui.edu or 317-274-1916)

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The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation has assembled a distinguished group to analyze the AIA from a variety of perspectives, focusing on the Act’s implications for the life sciences. Speakers include a legendary patent law jurist, patent reform leaders, chief corporate patent counsel, leading practitioners and scholars, as well as the PTO’s Patent Reform Coordinator.

Brochure (PDF) | Symposium Site

Registration will cut off at midnight 12/1/11.  Walk-ins are welcome however we will only be able to accept a check for your registration.

Schedule/Agenda

12:00–1:00 p.m. Registration and Luncheon

1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
Professor John R. Schaibley, III
Executive Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation

1:00–1:50 p.m. Keynote Address
Streamlining, Simplifying, Speeding or Deeper into Delay, Declining Innovation Incentives, Excess Expense, Complexity and Uncertainty? It all Now Depends on You, the Patent Profession
Chief Judge Paul Redmond Michel
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Retired)

1:50–2:10 p.m.
America Invents Act: Will the Nation’s Most Significant Patent Act Since 1790 Be a Boon to the Life Sciences?
Robert Armitage
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Eli Lilly and Company

2:10–3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: AIA in Perspective
Focus on Impact on Inventors, R&D, U.S. Global Competitiveness, Select Litigation and Prosecution Issues
Moderator: Professor John Schaibley
Panelists: Doug Norman, Tony Figg , Kevin Erdman, Professor Jay Kesan

3:00–3:15 p.m. Break (Conour Atrium)

3:15–4:05 p.m. Panel Discussion: AIA in Perspective
Focus on Implications for Various Industries & Actors, International Perspectives, Select Litigation and Prosecution Issues
Moderator: Professor Gerald Magliocca
Panelists: Nancy Tinsley, Chuck Reeves, Alex Forman, Dr. Miriam Bitton

4:05–4:55 p.m. USTPO Implementation of the America Invents Act—The Rule Making Process, Challenges Presented, and the Impact on Applicants
Janet Gongola, PTO Patent Reform Coordinator

4:55–5:10 p.m. Break (Conour Atrium)

5:10–6:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: AIA in Perspective
Focus on Transition Issues, Implications for Law School Education, Steps Various Actors Can Take to Make Implementation Successful
Moderator: Professor Emily Morris
Panelists: Mike Young, Norm Hedges, Professor Kevin Collins


Please visit the symposium site for more info and speaker bios.