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ACC Charlotte CLE: Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets in America

ACC Charlotte CLE: Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets in America's New Intellectual Property Landscape


(October 26, 2012)

The America Invents Act ("AIA") new provisions regarding prior user rights could change the cost-benefit calculus for many companies deciding whether to seek patent protection for their intellectual property. As a result, some companies may choose to delay or entirely forego entry into the patent system in favor of preserving technology as a trade secret.

Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney's Clint Wimbish and John Zimmer presented an ACC-Charlotte CLE titled "Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets in America's New Intellectual Property Landscape" on October 17 2012 which broke down the notable changes in the AIA, and discussed the pros and cons of each.

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Authors
J. Clinton Wimbish
T (704) 384-2658
F (704) 384-2903
John P. Zimmer
T (704) 384-2659
F (704) 384-2918
Associated Attorneys
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