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Understanding U.S. Patent Reform and What It Means to Your Business and Practice: First-Inventor-to-File (Finally!) and So Much More

Finnegan-Hosted Event; Speaking Engagement

September 19, 2011

Frankfurt, Germany

Finnegan is hosting a series of seminars throughout Europe this fall in an effort to assist you in understanding the new legislation, and planning for its implementation in your practice.

Please join our panelists as they discuss:

• The “first-inventor-to-file” system and how it differs from the European first to file system;
• New filing strategies in a post-Hilmer doctrine era;
• The new grace period and how to apply the new definition of prior art;
• Post-grant review (Opposition);
• Inter partes reexamination v. inter partes review;
• Supplemental examination; and
• Possible strategies for ex parte reexamination, inter partes review, post-grant review, and their interplay with concurrent

Attendees will also learn how best to position their business to make the most of the changes.

19 September 2011

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-12:30 Program
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-16:00 Program
16:00-17:00 Cocktail Reception

Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt, Frankfurt

To register for this event, please email us at

Bosch, Michele C.
Diner, Bryan C.
Raciti, Eric P.
Tridico Ph.D., Anthony C.
Flibbert, Michael J.