Chief Judge Rader to Speak at Patent Law Institute on All-Star Panel!


Patent law heavyweights will convene for what looks to be two very special days in New York City at PLI’s 6th Annual Patent Law Institute on February 16-17th.

 Chief Judge Randall Rader of the Federal Circuit will participate in an all-star dialogue panel between the bench and bar along with United States District Judge William Young and nationally-recognized expert practitioners Donald Dunner, Seth Waxman and Dean John Whealan of the George Washington University Law School.

Robert Stoll, who recently retired as Commissioner for Patents at the USPTO, is slated to open the program with a PTO keynote address. Commissioner Stoll is expected to report the latest developments regarding the PTO’s on-going implementation of the America Invents Act and other critical PTO developments.

Co-Chairs Scott M. Alter (Faegre Baker Daniels LLP), Douglas R. Nemec (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP) and John M. White (Berenato & White; Director of Patent Professional Development, Practising Law Institute) will navigate attendees through 6 exciting plenary sessions that discuss the practice impacts of recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions, AIA changes, current critical patent issues from the corporate counsel perspective, views from the District Court bench, the never-ending PTO changes and for good measure, an hour of legal ethics credit!

What makes this program even more exceptional is that PLI has scheduled 6 breakout sessions in 3 separate tracks for attendees! The tracks are specially designed for patent prosecutors, patent litigators and those focusing on strategic and transactional aspects of patent law. All totaled, the program delivers a whopping 14.0 NY cle credit hours, of which 1.5 credit hours can be applied toward the ethics requirement!

With the networking possibilities of the best patent law practitioners, federal judges and PTO officials as faculty and as Institute participants, this program should not be missed!

Registration is still open for the seminar. Registration includes a course handbook and associated course materials. A downloadable course handbook will also be available several days prior to the program start for your review. Won’t be in the New York City area? This upcoming seminar is also available via live webcast! The Patent Law Practice Center will keep you posted on the seminar as it happens with live blogging and tweeting! (hashtag: #PatentLawInstitute).

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