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Vedder Thinking | Events Tom Kowalski to Lead Seminar on the America Invents Act



April 18, 2013

Thomas J. Kowalski, a Vedder Price Shareholder and member of the firm’s Intellectual Property group, leads a seminar on the America Invents Act (AIA) for London-based members of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), the professional and examining body for patent attorneys in the UK.

Mr. Kowalski will address the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implementation of the AIA and related concerns on how to best proceed with the parallel “first-to-invent” and “first-inventor-to-file” patent systems in the United States.  He will also discuss the similarities and differences between the European Patent Convention and the AIA, including the benefits of filing with both the USPTO and the European Patent Office. 


Thomas J. Kowalski