The Third Annual Patent Administrative Law Symposium: The Patent and Trademark "Agency"? Substantive Patent Rulemaking via Adjudication

Thursday, March 27, 2014
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Room 603

Since the passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act in 2011, The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, despite possibly not having substantive legislative rule making authority, has been defining legal standards, promulgating regulations, and adjudicating patent validity disputes, having received over 1,000 petitions for post-grant review. Likewise, the U.S. International Trade Commission continues to adjudicate billion-dollar intellectual property disputes and announces new interpretations of statutes and rules of law with many of the decisions they hand down. This conference will provide careful analysis of the role of administrative rulemaking law, stare decisis, and adjudicative authority over patent rights.

Presented by the Administrative Law Review, the Intellectual Property Brief, and the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, with law firm sponsor, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

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

CLE Accreditation - $ 220.00
(4.5 credit hours) will be applied for as requested to different states.

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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