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Ottawa Chapter Meeting

12/3/2015
When: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Main Boardroom
2600-160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 1C3
Canada

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Ottawa Chapter Meeting

The LES Ottawa Chapter and the IPIC Ottawa Informals Group present:

DATE & TIME:
Thursday, December 3, 2015
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

TITLE
Toolbox to Challenge a US Patent or Application

SPEAKER
Richard P. Bauer, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

DESCRIPTION
This presentation will provide practical tips for challenging US patents and applications. The format will be an interactive discussion of current USPTO tools for challenging US patents and patent applications, to include: Pre-issuance Submission of Prior Art; Post-issuance Submission of Prior Art; Protests; Ex Parte Reexamination; Post Grant Review (PGR), including Covered Business Method patents; and Inter Partes Review (IPR).

LOCATION
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Main Boardroom
2600-160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON, K1P 1C3
(613) 233-1781
www.gowlings.com

SCHEDULE

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Reception
5:30 pm Presentation Begins

COST:
$15.00 per person

SPACE IS LIMITED SO PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS:

For LES Members: 
Please RSVP with Michael Crichton’s assistant, Stephanie Hammond, by telephone at (613) 786-0200 (ext. 57457) or e-mail at
stephanie.hammond@gowlings.com by Thursday, November 26, 2015. We ask that you forward payment (cheques payable to the Licensing Executives Society, not to “LES Ottawa”) to Michael Crichton, c/o Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, 160 Elgin Street, Suite 2600, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1C3. Cheques or cash on site are acceptable. Receipts available upon request.

For IPIC Members: 
Please RSVP with Patrick Laycock’s assistant, Melissa Cudrig, by telephone at (613) 232-2486 (ext. 1216) or by e-mail at MUCudrig@smart-biggar.ca by Thursday, November 26, 2015. We ask that you forward payment (cheques payable to The Ottawa IPIC Informals Group) to Patrick Laycock c/o Smart & Biggar, 55 Metcalfe St, Suite 900, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6L5. Cheques or cash on site are acceptable. Receipts available upon request.

Non-members are welcome and can register with either of the contacts above. Reservations are not confirmed until payment has been received and no refunds can be given for cancellations after Thursday, November 26, 2015.

SPEAKER BIO
Rick Bauer, a registered U.S. Patent Attorney, is co-head of Katten's Patents practice and concentrates on patent prosecution, validity and infringement opinions, intellectual property licensing and client counseling. He devotes a significant portion of his practice to advising clients on monetizing patent portfolios, including licensing, due diligence, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he has substantial experience in US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) ex parte and inter partes reexaminations, reissues, interferences and various petitions, and is currently involved in several inter partes review proceedings.