Washington, D.C., LES Chapter presents:
The U.S. Patent System: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Expert Discussion and Networking Social Event
Wednesday, May 30
4:30 - 7:30 pm
Sidley & Austin
1501 K. Street NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Parking in building and nearby.
Registration: Before May 25
LES Member: $20.00
Registration: After May 25
LES Member: $25.00
There is a lot of reason for hope in the pro-patent community over the last several months. New USPTO Director Andrei Iancu has been saying all the right things, and the USPTO has already released helpful 101 guidance in light of Berkheimer. But there is a long way to go to get back to an equilibrium point, as we have been reminded recently by the Supreme Court's decision in Oil States, and the U.S. Chamber's report of the U.S. falling to 12th place in terms of patent protection worldwide. Sometimes it is darkest before the dawn, and that may be where we are now. Join us for a candid conversation about the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. What you need to know to navigate (and survive) the shifting winds of the U.S. patent system.
Reception with heavy appetizers, beer, wine and liquor
Founder & Editor, Patent Attorney
Gene Quinn is a patent attorney and a leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. Mr. Quinn is the Founder and Editor of IPWatchdog.com, which he started in 1999. IPWatchdog.com has been recognized multiple times by the American Bar Association as a top 100 legal blog, multiple times as the top IP blog, and in 2014 was inducted into the ABA Blawg Hall of Fame.
In 2017, Mr. Quinn was recognized by IAM Magazine as one of the top IP strategists in the world.
Regarded as an expert on software patentability and U.S. patent procedure, Mr. Quinn’s particular specialty is in the area of strategic patent consultancy, portfolio building and patent prosecution strategies. He also regularly advises attorneys and clients on litigation strategy and appeals.
Mr. Quinn also works with start-up businesses throughout the U.S. and around the world. As an electrical engineer, with a computer engineering focus, he frequently advises entrepreneurs, innovators and start-ups on patent matters relating to software, computer implemented methods, business methods, and Internet innovations.
Mr. Quinn began his career as a litigator handling a variety of civil litigation matters, and he has been a patent attorney for nearly two decades. He has previously taught a variety of intellectual property courses at the law school level, teaching courses such as patent law, patent claim drafting, patent prosecution, copyright law, trademark law and introduction to intellectual property at Syracuse University College of Law, Temple University School of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law, the University of New Hampshire School of Law, the John Marshall Law School (Chicago) and Whittier Law School. Since 2000 Mr. Quinn has also taught the leading patent bar review course in the nation.
Mr. Quinn is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, is a Registered Patent Attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent Office and is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
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