March 2016 – New Opportunities and New Attacks: The Evolution of Patent Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Litigation Reform Efforts Since the America Invents Act

Join our diverse panel of intellectual property practitioners for an informative discussion about the evolving law of patents and other intellectual property, with a focus on patent litigation, reform efforts, and patent office post-grant review proceedings. Touched off by the America Invents Act (“AIA”), rarely has patent law undergone so many changes in such a short period of time. From the AIA to changing Supreme Court law, to federal trade secrets legislation, to the Innovation Act, there is nary a dull moment. Your smorgasbord of challenges to patents, and the defense against those and other challenges, has never been greater … or more confusing and uncertain. The only certainty is that every life sciences organization needs to know this landscape. Come listen as the panel provides you tools to consider your best path forward, which may vary widely depending on your size and business model.

 Moderator:

Joshua Larsen, Partner

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Panelists:

 Deborah Pollack-Millgate, Partner

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Brion St. Amour

IURTC

 Andrea Borucki

Dow AgroSciences

 Stephan Geisler

Knauf Insulation

The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner to present a monthly seminar series on critical issues in life science. Each month, at lunch, a policymaker or a panel in the field of life science will be available to answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the life science industry. We hope you will join us.

There is no charge to attend, but please register so we know how many lunches to order. Please see registration page for details. Some of the discussion questions will be submitted to the speakers in advance.

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