Intellectual Property News

Fall 2011

Message from the chair: Aut​hor an article or speak at an event
Members of the section have a number of opportunities available to publish articles or speak on topics of interest involving intellectual property. 

Should IP law be used to disrupt the “gray market”?
As trade barriers and tariffs dropped, and especially as the Internet developed, the capacity to arbitrage in foreign goods, previously available only to the astute few, became available to the techno-savvy many.

America Invents Act and the best mode requirement
“On Sept. 16, 2011, President Obama signed the America Invents Act (AIA), the first major overhaul of the patent system in nearly 60 years.”

Have your article published here
It will be great to see your contribution published in the next newsletter.

Selected frequently asked questions about the America Invents Act
I’m an independent inventor planning on filing a new nonprovisional patent application on Oct. 1, 2011. Will my patent application be subject to the first-inventor-to-file provisions?

OSBA Intellectual Property Law section council meeting minutes
The meeting was brought to order by section Chair Beth Ferrier promptly at 10 a.m. 



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