Two events on Monday, December 10.

Two important events on Monday, December 10, 2012

  • FTC and DOJ will hold a workshop on patent assertion entities (PAEs) – also known as “patent trolls.” /media/docs/2012/12/agenda.pdf. The agencies are considering ways that additional regulation and/or antitrust enforcement could be used to control negative effectives of patent assertion. This conference also highlights the renewed focus on patents outside of the USPTO. (Free Webcast Available)
  • Also in DC, the IPO is hosting its annual conference on USPTO law and practice. I will be speaking on a design patent panel that will include a discussion of the role of the new Hague agreement and also changes in design patent practice highlighted by the Smartphone wars. http://www.ipoef.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Calendar1&ContentID=32154&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm.

See you in DC.

3 thoughts on “Two events on Monday, December 10.

  1. “The agencies are considering ways that additional regulation and/or antitrust enforcement could be used to control negative effects on politically favored companies.”

    Uh oh.

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