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The Missouri Bar 2012 Solo and Small Firm Conference

Substantive Program

Friday, June 8th * 3:50 - 5:00 p.m. * Location: Exhibit Hall Meeting Room B

Patent Reform: Impact of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Speakers: Crissa Cook and Randy Schwartz 


The America Invents Act represents the first comprehensive changes to U.S. patent law in nearly 60 years. The presentation will focus on the most important elements practitioners outside of patent law should know, including the new first-to-file system, prior user defense, prioritized examination, prior art submissions, and post-grant review.