July 24, 12 – 1
SUCOL Professor Lisa Dolak: Patent Office Post-Grant Contested Proceedings: New Challenges, New Opportunities
is the Angela S. Cooney Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law
. She will review the new USPTO post-issuance review proceedings implemented pursuant to the American Invents Act
. Conducted by the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board
(formerly the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences), new proceedings include inter partes review, post-grant review, transitional post-grant review for covered business method patents, and derivation proceedings.
Professor Dolak’s research interests include issues at the intersections of patent law and judicial procedure, and patent law and legal ethics. Her current research projects focus on the evolving inequitable conduct doctrine, a reconsidered theory of subject matter conflicts, and the interplay between USPTO post-grant proceedings and federal court and ITC litigation. She served as law clerk to the Hon. Paul F. Michel, retired Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and currently serves as a member of the Federal Circuit’s Advisory Council. She teaches courses on patent law, Internet law, and practice and procedure in the federal courts.
1.5 CLE Credit Available through OCBA
Fall 2013 (Exact date TBA)
Jack Rudnick: Technology Transfer from a Licensee’s Perspective
Jack Rudnick is an experienced corporate and intellectual property attorney with a specialty in advising emerging technology clients about complex contracts and patents. He will discuss strategies for industry seeking to work with universities including how to identify and access resources at universities such as intellectual property, research equipment and talent.
He is of Counsel at Hiscock and Barclay LLP
, advising the Emerging Technology Team which provides a suite of services designed to support technology-based and start-up technology companies. He is an adjunct professor with the Technology Commercialization Law Program
team at Syracuse University College of Law, where he also lectures. As former vice president and general counsel to Welch Allyn, Skaneateles, NY and Senior Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs at Blue Highway
, he has a wealth of experience working with industry and universities in commercializing new technologies.
Mr. Rudnick is also an adjunct professor with theTechnology Commercialization Law Program
at Syracuse University College of Law.