US Patent Reform Forum: First to File Discussion and NPE's- The Debate

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1)Gene Quinn, President and Founder of IPWatchdog 2)Debate betweeen Dan McCurdy and Raymond Niro

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16.00 First-to-file system: Implications of a significant change in the law • Untangling the complexities of discussing the impact of the first-to-file approach in the context of new definitions of ‘prior art’ and ‘prior use’ • Prior Art: Do pre-issuance submissions by third parties lead to higher quality patents? • What are the exceptions to the first-to-file approach under AIA? • Forecasts for the long term and global impact of this reform 17.00 AIA and NPEs: Impact or more of the same? • What’s the future for NPEs under the reformed legislation? • Will the Joinder Provision level the playing field and what does the playing field really look like? • Patent Troll or ‘Skeptisaurus’? Is there a possibility of a more positive perspective?

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