AIPPI Israel Hosts Event on the America Invents Act

On 14 February 2012, the AIPPI will be amorously promoting an event to examine the ramifications of the America Invents Act.

The event, open to members, is to be held at the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel 99 haYarkon Street (my idea, Claude Sterne of Quinn Emanuel who is speaking and sponsoring the event asked me to suggest an alternative to the Tel Aviv Hilton).

The program will run from 8:30 am to 1:30 PM, starting with coffee & cake, and finishing with a light lunch.

It’s not all food though. Food for thought will be provided by Adv. Theresa Kavanaugh of Goodwin Procter who will talk about the ramifications of the America Invents Act on patent prosecution.

After a coffee break, Adv. Claude Sterne of Quinn Emanuel will inform us as to how the Act will affect prosecution, and then Dr Yehuda Livne of Teva will provide an Israel perspective.

Both Adv. Theresa Kavanaugh and Adv. Claude Sterne  will speak for 90 minutes each. We note that this is substantially longer than Judge Randall Rader’s presentation at the Colb – Bar Ilan event in January, and than Zeev Pearl spoke at an in-house seminar at PCZL.

To register, contact rachelh@s-horowitz.co.il

Irrelevant and Irreverend Comments

I have not had the pleasure to hear Theresa Kavanaugh, but Claude is an entertaining and informative speaker, albeit less entertaining and authoritative than Judge Rader who spoke on this topic at Bar Ilan University last month.

90 minutes is a long time. I suspect that the coffee before each marathon session will be appreciated by those who sometimes have trouble staying awake at these events…

It is a shame that Israel IP professionals in general – and from the program, patent attorneys in particular, are expected to have nothing more romantic to do on Valentine’s Day than to hear yet another presentation on the America Invents Act.

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