Steve S. Chang joins a webinar panel discussion “The America Invents Act: The Boundaries of Prior Art” sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law.

Steve S. Chang joins a webinar panel discussion “The America Invents Act: The Boundaries of Prior Art” sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law.

The America Invents Act: The Boundaries of Prior Art

The new provisions of section 102 of the America Invents Act (AIA) have had sweeping effects on our legal system.  Attorneys are now asking many questions, including the following:

  • What are guidelines for determining what types of information qualify as prior art under the various subsections of section 102?
  • What are the distinctions between types of information defined as prior art under the AIA and current law?
  • What are the possible strategies for avoiding problems arising from common disclosure patterns?

Join the expert panel as they answer these questions and provide practical guidance regarding changes in practice in view of the differences in prior art definitions.  In particular, they will discuss traps arising from the one year grace period to an inventor’s own disclosures that were retained in the Act while providing ways for applicants to avoid these traps.  The panel will also address the areas of uncertainty in the implementation or interpretation of the AIA prior art provisions and will provide guidance for analyzing various courses of action.

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CLE Credit

The ABA will seek credit for this program in the states indicated on this page.   The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute-hour states and 1.8 hours of credit in 50-minute-hour states.  Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state.