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Charles E. Miller, Senior Counsel, IP Group, Dickstein Shapiro LLP to Speak at KC’s 2011 Patent Reform Act Live Webcast

New York, NY, May 12, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Charles E. Miller, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property Group, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “2011 Patent Reform Act Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for August 31, 2011 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET.

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Event Synopsis:

Recently, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed similar versions of the Patent Reform Act of 2011 (S. 23 and H.R. 1249, respectively). These bills, also known as The America Invents Act, include many significant changes such as the move from a first-to-invent to a first-inventor-to-file system, and new post-grant proceedings to be conducted in the PTO.

If enacted, this new legislation will result in far-reaching, fundamental changes to the current Patent Act. IP law watchers, business people, and inventors should have a complete and clear understanding of how patent law ‘reform’ will affect them.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a team of experts who will help you understand the most important aspects of this new legislation. A panel of thought-leaders will present their findings and best practices in a two-hour live webcast. This event is a must attend for anyone interested in understanding the future of the U.S. patent system.

About Charles E. Miller

Charles E. Miller joined Dickstein Shapiro in March 2003, as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice. He has doctorate degrees in both chemistry and law and practices primarily patent law in the firm’s New York office. At Dickstein Shapiro, Dr. Miller continues his practice in counseling clients mainly in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, managing their intellectual property portfolios, and representing their interests extensively in technology-related litigation, proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, alternative dispute resolution, and licensing.

Prior to joining Dickstein Shapiro, Dr. Miller was a partner at Pennie & Edmonds LLP, where he practiced intellectual property law beginning in 1971. In that firm’s governance, he served on the executive, membership/partner compensation, recruitment, and practice development committees. Before that, from 1966 to 1971, he worked in the law departments of Allied Chemical Corporation (now Honeywell International, Inc.) and of Celanese Corporation, where he was involved in patenting the companies’ inventions.

About Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Dickstein Shapiro LLP, founded in 1953, is internationally recognized for its work with clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. Dickstein Shapiro provides strategic counsel and develops multidisciplinary legal solutions by leveraging its core strengths—litigation, regulatory, transactions, and advocacy—to successfully advance clients’ business interests.

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