Continuing Legal Education

America Invents Act – Part 1: Protecting Innovation in a First to File System (CHICAGO)

February 27, 2013
8:50 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
3.00 MCLE hours

ISBA Regional Office
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
(map and directions)

In September 2011, the America Invents Act was signed into law after years of deliberations. The Act provides significant changes to patent law, not least of which is the switch from a first-to-invent to a first-to-file patent system. Learn how the first-to-file provisions will be implemented, as well as tips for protecting the innovations of your clients with this informative presentation!

Please Note: Prior to the program, you will receive a weblink via email allowing you to access the course materials prior to the program. You will also receive a copy of the course materials (for no additional charge) when you arrive at the program, but will need to check the appropriate box on the registration page letting us know if you prefer a flash drive or printed course book.


Program Coordinator/Moderator:
Charles L. Mudd, Jr., Mudd Law Offices, Chicago

Program Speakers:
Eugene Friedman, Friedman & Friedman, Ltd., Chicago
Scott P. McBride, McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd., Chicago
Christopher McGeehan, McGeehan Technology Law, Ltd., Chicago



8:50 – 9:00 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.  Panel Discussion Continued

11:45 – 12:15 p.m.  Concluding Remarks