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Inventions for Sale? Navigating the On-Sale Bar Under the America Invents Act

ACS Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition

Sunday, August 25, 2019 -

Many commentators and the US Patent & Trademark Office initially interpreted America Invents Act (AIA) section 102(a) as fundamentally changing the "on-sale" bar by requiring an offer for sale to make the "claimed invention . . . available to the public" in order to constitute a prior art event. The US Supreme Court, however, recently confirmed in Helsinn v. Teva that the law may remain substantially unchanged. Join registered patent attorney Justin Krieger in discussing the nuances of the on-sale bar under the AIA as interpreted by this important Supreme Court decision. This presentation will provide an overview of the on-sale bar before and after enactment of the AIA, secret offers for sale, geographical considerations and the AIA grace period.

ACS National Meetings are where chemistry professionals meet to share ideas and advance scientific and technical knowledge. By attracting thousands of chemical professionals, the meeting provides excellent opportunities for sharing your passion for chemistry, connecting with the world’s largest scientific society, and advancing your career in this ever-changing global economy.

Event Details

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Omni San Diego Hotel
675 L Street, San Diego, California 92101

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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