ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Law today announced that it is convening IP industry leaders to address critical intellectual property issues set to take center stage under the Trump administration and GOP-controlled Congress at an afternoon event on Thursday, February 9 at the San Francisco offices of Bloomberg L.P. Registration for the complimentary event, which is being held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., is available at http://on.bna.com/IKZG308CMzd.
The event will feature two panel discussions, with the kickoff panel focusing on where IP policy is headed under the Trump administration. Panelists will discuss issues including whether high tech's influence will wane in the administration and the likelihood Congress will move forward on curbing patent litigation abuses or revising the Copyright Act. The concluding panel will revisit AIA challenges after four years, with a conversation that will touch on the trend toward fewer patent cancellations at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and predictions about the PTABs future, role and functions.
Event speakers include:
- Dana R. Colarulli, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Office of Governmental Affairs
- Rob Stien, Vice President of Government Regulations & Regulatory Affairs, InterDigital Inc
- Todd Dickinson, Senior Partner, Polsinelli LLP and former director, USPTO (moderator)
- Deborah Fishman, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
- Peter Harter, Founder, The Farrington Group
- Kevin Jakel, Founder and CEO, Unified Patent
- Tony Dutra, Senior Legal Editor, Bloomberg Law (moderator)
Attendees are eligible for 2.0 CLE credits.
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