Continuing Legal Education

America Invents Act – Part 2: Navigating the New Patent Office Proceedings (CHICAGO)

March 20, 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, which incorporated significant changes to patent law, including new patent office proceedings for challenging the validity of patents. These “post-grant review” proceedings were designed to create easier, less-costly challenges to patents than traditional district court proceedings. Join us for this informative presentation and learn how these new proceedings are being implemented, while getting the practical tips and advise you need for using them!

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