Attorney Brett J. Rosen Presented at the Automotive Chapter of the LES in Germany
Valley Forge, Pa., October 2012 – Attorney Brett J. Rosen presented “Business Impacts of the America Invents Act (AIA)” at a meeting of the Automotive Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) in Friedrichshafen, Germany on October 10, 2012. Attendees included legal counsel for major German automotive manufacturers and automotive component suppliers. The topics that were discussed included how selected sections of the AIA will impact IP valuation, IP licensing, and IP due diligence. Those sections of the AIA included the first-to-file provision, prioritized examination, pre-issuance submissions, post grant procedures and prior commercial user rights. Particularly emphasized were ideas for drafting licensing agreement provisions from the perspective of both the licensee and the licensor to leverage the new rules created by the AIA, things to look for when performing a due diligence investigation for a patent portfolio that spans the implementation of the AIA, and uncertainties created by the AIA and the effect that those uncertainties will have on due diligence, licensing and litigation.
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