Silicon Flatirons: Patent Reform in Action

January 13, 2017 | Denver, Colorado


  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
    410 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2100
    Denver, Colorado 80202

A new era of patent law has emerged in the wake of the 2011 American Invents Act and the Supreme Court's 2014 Alice decision. Taken together, the new law and the Court's interpretation of Section 101 of the Patent Act have ushered in a new regime for patent law, with different processes, different costs of enforcement, and a different calculus for the value of patent protection. During this conference, policymakers, academics, practicing lawyers and entrepreneurs will reflect on the emerging patent law regime and look at the impact of the recent reforms and evaluate—in light of prospective additional reforms (such as on venue)—how the face of patent law has changed.

WilmerHale Partner Natalie Hanlon Leh will moderate a breakout panel entitled "The Patent and Trademark Appeals Board Process and Its Impact" and will be a featured speaker on the wrap-up panel "Bringing It All Together."