The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will be offering a webinar entitled "Patent Prosecution under the AIA: Strategies for Before, During and After the Transition to First-Inventor-to-File" on May 2, 2012 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern). Joseph D. Matal, Judiciary Committee Counsel to Senator Jon Kyl, will discuss changes in 35 U.S.C. § 102 under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, and what constitutes prior art, as well as provide insight on the legislative process that created the AIA, and legislative history that produced the Act. Courtney Brinckerhoff of Foley & Lardner LLP will discuss how to prepare for the transition to the "first-inventor-to-file" system in the AIA, and provide strategies that patent practitioners and their clients can adopt now, before the act goes into effect.
The registration fee for the program is $145 (AIPLA member rate) or $175 (non-member rate). Those interested in registering for the program, can do so here.