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Charles E. Miller, Senior Counsel, Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. to Speak at KC’s America Invents Act (AIA): Third-Party Patent Litigation Challenges in 2015 Live Webcast

New York, NY, February 12, 2015 --( 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, Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “America Invents Act (AIA): Third-party Patent Litigation Challenges in 2015 LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).

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Charles E. 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

Event Synopsis:

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) provides three types of third party litigation challenges: Post Grant Review, Inter Partes Review, and Pre-issuance Submissions. It is important to understand these litigation alternatives to avoid patent litigation.

In this two hour live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and experts assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide a discussion of the fundamentals and recent updates regarding Third-party Patent Litigation Challenges under the America Invents Act (AIA).

Key topics include:
• Three Litigation Alternatives - An Overview
• Post Grant Review
• Inter Partes Review
• Pre-issuance Submissions
• Covered Business Methods
• The 'Reasonable Likelihood' Standard
• Judicial Review of PTAB Decisions

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. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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