This past Tuesday, members of the TechPats team, including Kevin Rieffel, Counsel, attended IAM’s Patent Law and Policy conference at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, DC. With the theme of “Courts, Congress, and the Monetization Landscape” and timeliness of occurring a week after the U.S. election, the focus of the speakers was on problems in patent and IP laws and policies and pathways to improvements in consistency.
The handful of panels that followed USPTO Director Lee’s opening keynote remarks included prominent professors, top corporate counsel, leading litigators, well-known writers, and a few former patent office directors. Throughout the day there were 3 key themes with regard to strengthening the patent system, bolstering IP value, and promoting continued innovation.
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