Tessera Technologies shares dropped nearly 40% following a non-final office action in a patentreexamination. Tessera’s stock recovered somewhat, but only after its general counsel contacted investorsand assured them non-final actions were not unusual and that .[c]laims of a patent can not be invalidated inreexamination until the process if fully complete, including all appeals.. (Seehttp://www.forbes.com/markets/2008/03/04/tessera-chip-patent-market-equitycx_md_0304markets37.html).
AIA - Overview
Hantel Technologies is pleased to announce the next seminar in the 2011 – 2012 Hantel Tech webinar series: Navigating the new risks and rewards of the America Invents Act for start-ups and entrepreneurs Speaker: Brian Eller, NCSU Date: Thursday, October 27th, 2011 Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PST First 30 minutes will be used as a networking session - with seminar to begin at noon. Location: Hantel Technologies | 703 Sandoval Way | Hayward, CA Please register on EventBrite (http://hanteltech.eventbrite.com/) for this free seminar – you are cordially invited to attend in person (lunch provided / limited number of seats), to join live via Webinar, or to view at a later date (links will provided to those who register for notification).Abstract: As the most significant change in patent law reform since 1952, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) hasbeen signed into law this year. In addition to a change from the "first to invent" from the "first to file," there are some keychallenges and benefits that both entrepreneurs and smaller developing companies should be aware of in navigating the newpatent legislation. These changes include fast track examination, new satellite offices including possibly one to emerge in theBay Area, new "derivation proceedings," a weakened filing grace period, and expansion of post grant review. Mr. Eller willshare his general overview and analysis of the immediate and longer term impacts on innovation and technologydevelopment, with special relevance for those with an interest in medical devices.Brian Eller, J.D., currently works as a licensing associate for North Carolina State University (NCSU) Office of Technology Transfer(OTT), which helps university inventors to commercialize their inventions. He earned a B.S. in Materials Engineering from CaliforniaPolytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a J.D. from U.C. Davis School of Law. Prior to joining the OTT, he completed aninternship at the U.C. Davis InnovationAccess, a unit of the Office of Research, in addition to an externship at the United States Patent andTrademark Office Technology Center Unit #2800, where he examined patent applications in the field of semiconductors, electrical andoptical systems, and components. During law school, Mr. Eller spent a summer as a judicial extern for the Honorable Charles R.Wolle, Senior Judge for the Southern District of Iowa. Fast and flexible service for the medical device market
Hantel Technologies is pleased to announce in 2012 the upcoming topics in the Hantel Tech webinar series:In consideration of the upcoming holidays, October’s webinar will beour last public seminar scheduled for 2011 at Hantel Tech, and wewill feature a return to our webinar series in the new year(January 26, 2012).Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for announcement of the nextseminar/webinar in December. Future topics in 2012• Plasma technology• Three-dimensional printing• Integrating market research into the product development process• Viewpoint on medical device inspections from the CaliforniaDepartment of Public Health (Food and Drug Branch) Please share what else you would like to see in our series Fast and flexible service for the medical device market
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