CBIC Happy Hour & Workshop: How to Make the New Patent Laws Work for You
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)
CBIC proudly hosts this event sponsored by Woods Rogers, PLC
Reformed patent laws under the America Invents Act (a.k.a., the “AIA”) introduced the U.S. to a first-inventor-to-file system, which considerably altered the way we approach disclosing new ideas and preparing to file for patent protection. It also offered more efficient ways to challenge patent applications and issued patents without having to submit to expensive and time-consuming litigation. Now that the rules have been active for several months, it’s prime time to understand what practical implications they may have for you and your company.
Nathan Evans, an IP practitioner at Woods Rogers, PLC with over 13 years experience protecting valuable IP, including patents, will provide an overview of the recent patent reforms and encourage participants to ask questions and share with one another.
This session is tailored for businesses involved in the creation and protection of intellectual property, such as executives in the tech industry, particularly the life sciences field, or other industries involved in bioengineering, biomedical, biotech, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare. CBIC is partnering with VABIO for this program to bring participants the perspective they’ve come to trust.
Participants will receive practical background information they can use to create, manage and grow successful innovation-based businesses at any stage. It will also be an opportunity to network amongst tech industry professionals and local business people.
Participants will learn:
What’s new about the patent reforms, including the:
- Implications of the first-inventor-to-file system
- How to challenge patent applications and issued patents without having to submit to costly litigation
- How you can use the new laws to improve your internal IP strategy
- How other companies have used the new laws since implementation
If you have questions about this event, please contact Tracey Danner, CBIC’s Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 242-5886.
Registration fees higher after November 15, 2013. Please RSVP early.
When & Where
Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC)
As the region’s technology council, CBIC promotes innovation and entrepreneurship and supports growth and success among the Charlottesville region’s technology-focused organizations. CBIC provides a forum for ideas and a collective voice on behalf of the technology sector. Through collaborative partnerships, educational resources and strategic relationships, CBIC enhances, publicizes and champions technology initiatives that strengthen economic and social vitality in our area. For more information or to join CBIC, please visit our website at CvilleInnovation.org, follow us on Twitter at @CBICouncil and follow the 2014 CBIC Awards Gala at #CBICGala.