Patent Lawyer Scheduled to Speak on the America Invents Act at the Williamsport Inventor’s Club Meeting

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The February Inventor’s Club Meeting will be hosting Patent Lawyer, Pat McCollum to discuss the America Invents Act and the effect that it will have on patent laws, businesses, entrepreneurs and inventors.

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The America Invents Act makes significant changes to the patenting process that many of us have been familiar with for decades

The February Inventor’s Club Meeting will be hosting Patent Lawyer, Pat McCollum to discuss the America Invents Act and the effect that it will have on patent laws, businesses, entrepreneurs and inventors. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at the TGI Electronics Building 2 which is located at 136 Catawissa Avenue, in Williamsport.

On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Leahey-Smith America Invents Act, which is a major rewrite of the United States patent laws providing some of the biggest changes to the U.S. patent system since 1952. “The America Invents Act makes significant changes to the patenting process that many of us have been familiar with for decades. Inventors, technology companies and investors should be aware of these changes, and how the new patent law is intended to bolster innovation, streamline the patent system and reduce patent litigation,” Pat said.

Some of the changes provided through the America Invents Act include changes from first-to-invent law to first-to-file law, a new post-grant review process, restriction of false marketing lawsuits, and many more changes that will be discussed in full at the February Inventor’s Club meeting.

Following the presentation on the changes made by the America Invents Act, the floor will open up for a discussion session where attendees can voice any questions or concerns they may have.

The Inventor’s Club provides a round table for inventors to discuss problems, ideas and lessons learned with one another in order to help turn their ideas into commercially viable products. This meeting provides a comfortable and productive atmosphere for local inventors to share resources, tips and receive feedback from one another. (All attendees must sign a confidentiality agreement).
Attendance is free to all Inventors Club Meetings; however, a minimum of 4 meetings must be attended each year in order to be considered an active member. Please RSVP, to seh3(at)pct(dot)edu or call 329-3200 x8073 by Friday, February 17. All attendees should enter at the North entrance of the new TGI Electronics building, which will be marked by balloons.

The Inventor’s Club is hosted by the Williamsport / Lycoming Keystone Innovation Zone at IMC, Inc. and is supported by the Williamsport SCORE chapter.
To learn more, visit http://www.wlkiz.com.

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