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Trends in Patent Law 2007: What’s Influencing Your Practice?

Finnegan-Hosted Event

May 2, 2007

Mountain View, CA

IP law continually evolves to address the complexities and nuances of innovation. It's part of the challenge and excitement of the field. Adding to that challenge is responding to the forces that influence your practice—forces that are often beyond the traditional patent system.

Join us as three panels of patent lawyers present current and emerging trends—coupled with real world experiences and practical tips—in sessions spotlighting:
  • The Supreme Court
  • Business
  • Media

With backgrounds in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals as well as electrical and computer technologies, our panelists will address the impact of these forces on patent practice in general terms and from industry perspectives. We encourage audience participation in the summary discussions.

After the program, please stay with us for refreshments and to explore the Computer History Museum. The museum features more than 450 artifacts, including the Honeywell "Kitchen Computer," the Cray 1, the Johnniac, and an Eniac rack.

Finnegan Henderson certifies that this activity has been certified for 3.75 hours of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Buffet Lunch & Registration - 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Program -12:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Reception _ 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Museum Tours - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043

Puknys, Erik R.
Berkowitz, Jeffrey A.
Thayer, Linda J.