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Ronen Arad, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to Speak at KC’s 2011 Patent Reform Act Live Webcast

New York, NY, May 13, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Ronen Arad, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers 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 Ronen Arad

Mr. Arad is a Director in the Forensic Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Since joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in Atlanta in 2001, he has been involved in many aspects of complex business and financial analyses, both in the normal course of business and in the context of litigation. He has extensive and wide-ranging experience advising law firms, public corporations and closely-held companies regarding the calculation of economic damages, the analysis and interpretation of large data sets of electronically stored information (ESI), the identification of misappropriated assets, the detection of fraud, and the identification of under-reported contractual payments.

Mr. Arad has also worked on various financial consulting engagements involving the application of business analytics for a range of purposes, including customer profitability analyses, business valuations, and return on investment analyses. Additionally, he has experience on various intellectual property licensing engagements, and in particular, royalty examinations, across a range of client industries.

Mr. Arad is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter-holder. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from the University of Virginia.

About PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for their clients. More than 161,000 people in 154 countries in firms across the PwC network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. See for more information.

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The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

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