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Upcoming Free Webinar: Now that the Dust has Settled for the AIA – Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We Need to Go

William R. Reid, Partner at Dilworth IP, will be hosting a FREE webinar on Wednesday, July 20th at 1:00 PM (EDT). This entry in the Dilworth IP Webinar Series is entitled Now that the Dust has Settled for the AIA – Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We Need to Go, and will focus on the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) of 2012. The AIA is widely recognized as causing the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and Mr. Reid will consider its impact on both patent procurement and enforcement. In particular, he will address the trends in the new post-grant proceedings, the significant issues which still need further clarification from the Federal Circuit, and the potential additions/corrections to the AIA to expect in the future. This presentation will provide patent practitioners and owners with the information they need to guide their patent strategies in light of the AIA as well as looking at how the AIA has been applied over the last three years, with an eye toward some of its ongoing issues.

Upcoming Free Webinar: Two Years After Alice – A Challenging Adventure for Software Patents

Mark A. Thomas, partner at Dilworth IP, will be hosting a FREE webinar on Wednesday, June 8th at 1:00 PM (EDT). This session, entitled Two Years After Alice – A Challenging Adventure for Software Patents, will discuss the aftermath of the 2014 Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank International. Alice has grown beyond a less than satisfying Supreme Court decision to become the most significant threat to billions of dollars in software patents. This webinar will be of particular benefit to in-house counsel as it will explore recent Patent Office guidance and federal court decisions with a practical focus on protecting software and getting more patents allowed under evolving Alice standards. The webinar will also touch on the impact of Alice and how it has changed the legal landscape.