Advanced Discovery, an e-discovery company is excited to announce it’s participation and sponsorship of the LAIPLA’s annual “Washington in the West” conference will be held on February 14, 2012 at the luxurious and historic Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel. Washington in the West is an annual event that brings together practitioners, in- house counsel, professors, and representatives from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a day of networking opportunities and presentations concerning cutting edge developments in patent law. The event has traditionally drawn approximately 80-100 practitioners from the greater Los Angeles area.
The program this year will prominently feature the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s 2012 “Roadshow” Symposium, including individual and panel presentations by USPTO representatives Remy Yucel, Group Director in Technology Center 1600, and Jean Witz, Quality Assurance Specialist in Technology Center 1600. The presentation is expected to focus on such “hot topics” as the recently- enacted America Invents Act, the new post-grant review and opposition procedures, accelerated examination procedures, third-party participation in patent examination, and the USPTO’s application of recent Supreme Court precedent in the patent area.
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