Nonprofit Research Institutions and the America Invents Act – What You Need To Know

February 22, 2012
Fox Rothschild LLP

Noon to 1:30 p.m. ET

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), signed into law on September 16, 2011, makes fundamental changes to U.S. patent law and USPTO practice. As an intellectual property or technology transfer professional at a nonprofit research institution, what do you really need to know to maximize the value of your intellectual property assets under the new law? This webinar will focus on the provisions of the AIA that are of particular relevance to the nonprofit research community. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Timing of application filing under the first-inventor-to-file regime

  • The limited grace period – to publish or not to publish?

  • Changes to internal practices for review of invention disclosures

  • Need for record keeping in the post-interference era

  • Inventor declarations and filing of applications by non-inventors

  • Considerations for license and collaboration agreements

  • Impact on your IP budget


Janet M. MacLeod, Ph.D., Esq.
Gerard P. Norton, Ph.D., Esq.
Peter J. Butch III, Esq.


Click here to RSVP for this complimentary webinar by February 21. For questions please contact Maria Ockenhouse (215.299.2819).