Second Annual Naples Midwinter Patent Experts Conference

10 February 2014 Naples, FL Past Event

Location

Naples, FL

Agenda

February 10-11, 2014
The University of Akron School of Law will host the Second Annual Naples Midwinter Patent Experts Conference in Naples, Florida February 10-11, 2014. The program, organized by Hal Wegner and chaired by the director of Akron's IP program, Prof. Jeffrey M. Samuels, will include a discussion by leading experts on a host of issues of current interest. Andrew Baluch and Jerold Jacover will be participating as speakers at the conference.

The topics for discussion include:

  • Patent legislation, both from the standpoint of a critical analysis of pending bills and whether other legislation may better reach the results sought;
  • Section 101 patent eligibility after Bilski, Prometheus, and Myriad; the law of obviousness post KSR;
  • De novo review of claim construction rulings;
  • The implications of the Medtronic case now before the Supreme Court on patent licensing in the wake of Medimmune;
  • The impact of the Federal Circuit's decision in Fresenius v. Baxter on patent validity challenges; and
  • The ITC's domestic industry requirement; and proposed reform of appellate jurisdiction in patent cases.

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Second Annual Naples Midwinter Patent Experts Conference

Location

Naples, FL

Agenda

February 10-11, 2014