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The Perfect Storm

As patent law reform is poised to converge from all three branches of the U.S. government, Fenwick & West and UC Davis School of Law will host a panel of distinguished experts to speak on patent law developments and their probable effect on innovation policy and the economic landscape. Practitioners, academics, and students in law, management, bioscience, high technology, and other related fields are invited to attend this important symposium to garner the knowledge required to skillfully and successfully navigate changes to the patent system.

Symposium topics will focus on patent reform in Congress, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the courts, with a closing panel discussion on the confluence of these reforms. The topics examine the disparate effects of these reforms both on small companies that use patent protection to attract investment and on large companies that are concerned with inappropriate or frivolous assertions of patent rights. The symposium also will explore the application of the reforms to the major sectors of the technology industry: information technology and life sciences.

MCLE credits available

About the Fenwick & West TESLaw Lecture Series

The TESLaw Lecture Series, sponsored by Fenwick & West, is a five-year program of annual symposiums focused on providing practitioners, academics, and students with the knowledge base to successfully address the challenges that are inherent to the computing, digital communications, social media, "clean" technology, and life sciences and biotechnology markets of the 21st century.

Fenwick & West LLP

Established in 1972, Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life-sciences clients of national and international prominence. A full-service law firm, Fenwick & West has leading practices in mergers and acquisitions, public securities offerings, venture capital financing, intellectual property prosecution and counseling, intellectual property litigation, securities litigation, tax planning, and tax litigation. Approximately 300 attorneys work with a wide range of clients, from start-ups to FORTUNE 50 companies, from the firm's offices in Silicone Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, and Boise.