As noted earlier, I wrote a blog piece on the Alice decision, Alice Doesn’t Patent Here Anymore, https://rayvandyke.com/posts/. Thanks to those who read it.. On November 18, 2015 in Washington, DC, the Licensing Executives Society (www.les.org) is again having prominent IP attorney and my friend Dale Lazar talk about the impact of Alice and what practitioners can do in the face of this ongoing tragedy.
The link is http://www.lesusacanada.org/chapters/usa/washington-dc-chapter/november-18-2015-washington-dc-chapter-meeting
This meeting constitutes my additional efforts as the Greater Washington, DC Chapter Chair to promote the organization and otherwise help the IP profession and practitioners with practical programs – here for patent prosecutors. For those in DC, Virginia and Maryland, please feel free to contact me if you have a speaker in mind or a topic that needs addressing. With the eclectic wants of the Greater DC membership, we have seen it all, and welcome more!
Next month, on December 17, at the LES Chapter Holiday party in DC, Senior Group Patent Counsel, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. will talk of settlement techniques he has developed in this age of questionable patent validity. http://www.lesusacanada.org/chapters/usa/washington-dc-chapter/october-21-2015-washington-dc-chapter-meeting
For those outside of the DC Metro area, thanks for reading about us! If you have any suggestions or want to speak when you visit the area in future, please email me. Conversely, I am open to invitations to speak elsewhere.
Ray Van Dyke, 202.379.3903, email@example.com
Greater Washington, DC Chapter Chair for LES,
And Patent/IP practitioner. www.rayvandyke.com