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Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Law I

Content Partner:  Duke University School of Law
Price: $190.00*
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The Symposium will focus on a variety of topics currently relevant to intellectual property law and will feature a keynote address, two panel debates and brief presentations from each of the panelists. The event is designed to appeal to practitioners, academics, and students alike.


A morning panel debate will focus on impending reforms in the area of patent law, and their potential effects on developing technologies.  The patent discussion will feature panelists representing the biotechnology and computer industries, the USPTO, and academia, and will be moderated by Professor Arti Rai of Duke Law. 


Patent Reform presentations:

  • Unique Works/Unique Challenges at the Intellectual Property/Competition Law Interface
  • Patent Reform and the Case for a Post-Unitary System
  • Patent Reform: A More Focused Examination
  • The PTO's Proposed Rules on (i) Preventing Unlimited Continuation Applications, and (ii) Initially Examining Representative Claims
  • The Patent Reform Act of 2005: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Increased Certainty Through Patent Reform?

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law
Online Media Type: Video, Audio
Production Date: 02/17/2006
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 2 Hours, 33 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Total Credits: 2.5
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Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: N/A
Training Type: Online

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Brian Kahin - Fellow at the Computer & Communications Industry Association & Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information
John Whealan - Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Murray Spruill - Chair of Alston & Bird's Biotechnology Patent Group
Wendy Haller Verlander - Partner, WilmerHale
Arti Rai - Professor, Duke Law School
Rochelle Dreyfuss - Newman Professor of Law at NYU School of Law
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