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Charles Miller, Senior Counsel, Sill Cummis & Gross P. C. to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Live Webcast

New York, NY, December 05, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Charles Miller, Senior Counsel, Sill Cummis & Gross P. C. will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Significant Developments in U.S. Patent Law in 2014-2015 Live Webcast.” This two-hour event is scheduled on Monday, January 26, 2015 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

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Event Synopsis:

This course offers an overview of the latest Significant Developments in U.S. Patent Law in 2014-2015. A panel of thought leaders and practitioners, assembled by The Knowledge Group, will help firms better understand the changes and learn how best to apply them in their businesses and for their clients. The panel will discuss recent changes in the district, state, and federal courts regarding anticipation, obviousness, function, and infringement, several important cases, and design patent-specific protection and litigation issues.

In a two-hour live webcast, the speakers will discuss:

· U.S. Patent Law – An Overview
· Patent Litigation: Significant Developments
· Fee Shifting, Divided Infringement, Patent Eligibility
· Definiteness and Reasonable Certainty
· MRC Innovations, Inc. v. Hunter Mfg., LLP (Fed. Cir. 2014)
· High Point Design LLC v. Buyer’s Direct (Fed. Cir. 2013)
· Munchkin, Inc. v. Luv N’ Care, Ltd. (USPTO 2013)
· ATAS International, Inc. v. Centria (USPTO 2013)
· Amendment and Continuation: USPTO’s Proposed Changes

About Charles Miller

Charles E. Miller is Senior Counsel to the Sills Cummis & Gross Intellectual Property Group and is resident in the Firm’s New York office.

Dr. Miller’s practice focuses on 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 Sills Cummis & Gross, Dr. Miller was a partner and then senior counsel at Dickstein Shapiro and a partner at Pennie & Edmonds, where he practiced intellectual property law beginning in 1971. At Pennie & Edmonds, 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 Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. is a general commercial and corporate practice law firm of several hundred lawyers including a broad-client-based, full-service intellectual property group whose professional capabililties complement those of the Firm’s other practice groups. Sills Cummis’ world-wide client roster ranges from Fortune 500 companies to foreign, institutional, and emerging entities involved in or planning to enter American markets. The physical location of the Firm’s offices in New York and New Jersey offers particularly convenient and significant logistical and economic advantages to clients in the pharmaceutical / life sciences and chemical arts having intellectual property and other business assets and concerns in the United States. Further information regarding Sills Cummis & Gross, its lawyers, and practice areas can be found on the Firm’s website at

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

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts 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.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.
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