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America Invents Act—Everything Else

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Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago’s America Invents Act Seminar Patent Reform 2011
Chicago, IL
Husch Blackwell Partner Edward Manzo discusses aspects of the America Invents Act, including the specific provisions involving small entities and individual inventors, business methods, tax strategy inventions and human organism inventions as well as changes to the best mode requirement, fees, and oath and filing requirements. He reviews the derivation proceedings that would replace interferences, expanded defense for prior use of an invention, patent marking and patent mismarking. Manzo also discusses advice of counsel, jurisdiction, joinder, fee diversions, satellite offices and priority examination.