Hosted by the Licensing Executives Society DC Chapter, Maryland State Bar Association’s IP Section and the Bar Association of Montgomery County’s IP Section
Networking & Breakfast 7:30am – 8:00am
Presentation 8:00am – 9:00am
Hon. Paul Redmond Michel
Former Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The US patent system, long the world’s best, has been under siege for over a decade. Repeated Supreme Court interventions combined with the America Invents Act’s unbalanced post-grant reviews to sap its strength—all for the convenience of certain giant companies. Consequently, it is now severely weakened, reducing the incentives for inventors and investors alike and handicapping our nation in global competition, both commercial and strategic. Pending legislation, like the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act and PREVAIL, which rebalances the PTAB, promise a revival—but only if they pass as a result of broad support from the vast innovation community. Come hear Judge Michel explain what you can do to make a difference.
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