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Paul Devinsky, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP to Speak at KC’s 2011 Patent Reform Act Live Webcast

New York, NY, May 18, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Paul Devinsky, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery 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 Paul Devinsky

Paul Devinsky is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He focuses his practice on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation counseling, licensing and transactional matters and post-issuance PTO proceedings such as reissues, reexaminations and interferences.

In addition to serving approximately four years as a patent examiner, Paul served for approximately four years as patent counsel to the U.S. Department of Energy, rising to the position of chief of patent litigation prior to entering private practice in 1980.

Paul has extensive experience in litigating patent, trademark and unfair competition-based federal district court infringement actions and in litigating patent-based investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). He also has experience in litigating invention priority (interferences) and ownership disputes, in arbitrating trade secret disputes and ICANN domain name disputes.

About McDermott Will & Emery LLP

McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, they have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Extending their reach to Asia, they have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

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About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

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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