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ATMC: Living with the New Patent Laws

February 12, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Spring 2014 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series


Presented By: Douglas Denninger

Patent laws have dramatically changed since the final portion of the America Invents Act (“AIA”) became effective on March 16, 2013. As we approach the first anniversary of full enactment of the AIA, Congress is wrestling with “The Innovation Act” and other bills to make futher adjustments, and the Supreme Court has agreed to review important patent cases challenging whether certain systems and methods are patentable. There are open issues regarding the impact of the AIA on items and activities known as “secret prior art”.

On February 12th, join us for an exploration of patent protection under the latest patent laws with Douglas Denninger, including: Who should file a patent application, and when? Can some technologies now be patented in spite of earlier “secret use or sale”? What activities in other countries may affect US patent applications? After a brief update on the new patent laws, a question-and-answer session will enable participants to consider “hypothetical” situations of interest.

Douglas Denninger is an Intellectual Property Attorney and Registered Patent Attorney with over 25 years experience in diverse mechanical, electro-mechanical and chemical technologies. He has counseled investors, entrepreneurs, and managers of companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. He founded his own firm in 2009. He has served as Program Chair and on the Executive Committee for the Cape Code Technology Council since September 2010 and on the Board of Directors since April 2011.

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February 12, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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UMASS Dartmouth’s Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center
151 Martine Street
Fall River, MA United States
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