"Building a 21st Century Patent Office in a Global Economy:" David J. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will outline modern trends in intellectual property policy and how current court cases are shaping the patent landscape. He also will focus on the importance of patent reform legislation and its impacts upon the USPTO operations, patent quality, and innovation. This will include a conversation about the new tools and initiatives the USPTO is implementing to make navigating the patent system easier for practitioners--as well as a commentary on what procedural changes patent lawyers can expect in regards to patent litigation and disputes. Kappos's lecture will offer a current focus on how the Obama administration is shaping intellectual property policy to build a truly 21st century patent system.
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