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The MSBA's Computer & Technology Law Section Presents


"Are Your AIA Ducks in a Row?"

The American Invents Act may be the biggest change in the U.S. patent system since 1952, and perhaps even earlier. On September 16, 2012, various provisions of the America Invents Act will go into effect, implementing final rules recently published. Are you ready? Get a summary of the new rules and practice tips regarding, for example, oaths, declarations, inter partes review, post-grant review, a transitional program for covered business method patents, supplemental examination, and other topics. Then, in roundtable fashion, we will collectively address your specific questions and concerns.


Todd Schenk, Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus P.A.
As a registered patent attorney, Todd Schenk has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a wide variety of technologies. In 2007, Todd graduated summa cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law, where he served as an Editor of the William Mitchell Law Review and qualified for nationals of the Giles S. Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court competition. Before law school, Todd worked as a chemical engineer, designing natural gas processing plants, after having graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in chemical engineering and materials science. Todd Schenk presently works with Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus in Eden Prairie, MN.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for
Event Code: 172020



Date:   Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

The Computer & Technology Law Section Council will meet at 11:30 a.m., follow by lunch and CLE at Noon.


Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members (but not members of the Computer & Technology Law Section):  $15.00
Join the Section and attend for FREE:  $30.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $35.00
Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Please request instructions when you register or contact Tram Nguyen by 10:00 a.m. on September 10. Instructions on how to access the teleconference will be emailed on September 10.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336