Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "AIA and Patent Due Diligence Understanding the AIA Impact and Best Practices for the Due Diligence Process" on May 29, 2013 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm (EDT). Thomas L. Irving of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner and Lauren L. Stevens of Global Patent Group will provide guidance to patent counsel regarding the impact of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act on patent due diligence, and offer best practices for conducting due diligence in light of the AIA. The panel will review the following questions:
• How do the AIA and recent court decisions
affect the due diligence process?
• Is an application correctly filed in the name of the applicant or should it be filed in the name of the inventors because it is under the old 120/119(e)?
• What changes should patent counsel make in the due diligence process as a result of the AIA?
The registration fee for the webinar is $297 ($362 for registration and CLE processing). Those registering by May 3, 2013 will receive a $50 discount. Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.