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Jonathan Whitt 
Region 2000 Technology Council 


Thursday October 18, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

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The Center For Advanced Engineering & Research 
1173 Research Way
Forest, VA 24551
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Patent Law Reform, Intellectual Property and Your Business

America Invents Act - patent reform workshop

Come join us for this two hour seminar about the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

The America Invents Act (AIA) is United States federal legislation that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by the President on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952. The law will switch U.S. rights to a patent from the present “first-to-invent” system to a “first inventor-to-file” system for patent applications filed on or after March 16, 2013. These are changes you need to know about.


Workshop presented by Chris Rhodes of Rhodes Donahoe, P.C.
Chris has over a decade of intellectual property experience, first as a patent agent and then as a patent attorney. Chris practiced at firms in Boston, Cambridge and Roanoke prior to founding Rhodes Donahoe, P.C. Chris has a Ph.D. in chemistry in addition to a law degree. Chris focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law in technical areas such as materials science, small molecules, medical devices and other chemical, biotechnology and mechanical devices, methods and systems.


When: Thursday, October 18, 2012 (2- 4 pm)
Where: The Center For Advanced Engineering & Research (CAER),  1173 Research Way Forest, VA 24551
Cost: FREE

The CAER is located at 1173 Research Way, Forest, VA 24551 in the New London Business and Technology Center located on Rt. 460, one mile west of Rt. 811 (Thomas Jefferson Road) intersection in Bedford County, Virginia.