Brian O’Shaughnessy, LES Regional Vice President, USA, will lead a panel discussion addressing US legal and legislative developments affecting licensing, with a special focus on likely patent legislation targeting litigation abuse, and the potential for unintended consequences for the innovation economy and society as a whole. The panel will share thoughts about why patent reform remains so prominent on the national stage despite the recent passage and sweeping changes of the AIA, and discuss what is going on behind the scenes on Capitol Hill. The panel will also address the effect of recent precedent on abusive practices, and whether that precedent, and similar developments, justify a more moderate approach to legislation. The discussion will further include a summary of recent LES Public Policy activities and initiatives, and what role LES can play in debates such as this. 

This distinguished panel includes:
Paul Michel, Chief Judge (ret.), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit;
Manus Cooney, Principal, American Continental Group, a Washington, DC consulting and
advocacy firm
Bill Elkington, Senior Director, Intellectual Property Management, Rockwell Collins .
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
February 11, 2015 1:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Registration Fee:
A New Congress and Yet More Patent Reform: How Impending Legislative Developments are Likely to Affect Licensing- FREE for LES Members
Speaker Information
Manus M. Cooney   [ view bio ]
William C. Elkington   [ view bio ]
Hon. Paul R. Michel   [ view bio ]
Brian O'Shaughnessy   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada)
CLE (California): 1.50
CLE (Illinois): 1.50
Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc.: 1.50
LES Member Price:$0.00