Regulation Innovation: How The Patent and Trademark Office Intends to Create Adjudication From Scratch

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
03:30 PM - 07:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC


The passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act—the most sweeping changes to our Nation's patent laws since the 1950s—granted authority to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to create a new trial-like process whereby anyone may challenge an issued patent. Thus, the Office is tasked with creating a new post-grant review process, formulating new rules of procedure, and issuing rulemaking or guidance in less than a year. This symposium explores the rulemaking that will be required at the agency level, the implementation of the new trial-like process, and industry reaction to the proposed changes. We will explore whether the review process will help, or hurt, certain industries as well as the patent process in general.

Presented by the Administrative Law Review, the IP Brief, and the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property




WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

(2 credit hours) will be applied for as requested to different states.
CLE Accreditation - $ 110.00


For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or

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