Electronic Lab Notebooks in the “First to File” Era: What Every R&D Organization Needs to Know
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Electronic Lab Notebooks in the "First-to-File" Era:
What Every R&D Organization Needs to Know

 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

USA 11:00 a.m. EDT, 10:00 a.m. CDT, 8:00 a.m. PDT, 16:00 BST

 

Who should attend?


• Lab Managers

• Scientists

• R&D Managers, Directors, Executives

• IT Managers, Directors, Executives

Speakers


Colin Sandercock
Partner at Perkins Coie LLP



Ted Pawela
Senior Director, Product Marketing
Accelrys


Moderator


Craig Bettenhausen
Assistant Editor
C&EN
 


Overview:


The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, of 2011, better known as just "the AIA," fundamentally changed the U.S. patent laws. On March 16, 2013, longstanding U.S. laws granting patent rights to "the first- to-invent" were largely replaced by laws granting patent rights to "the first-inventor-to-file" a patent application. As a result, questions have arisen concerning the wisdom and/or necessity of maintaining laboratory notebooks, including electronic laboratory notebooks ("ELNs"), in a post-AIA world. The presentation will explore the legal pros and cons of employing ELNs for research after March 16, 2013, and address several topics through examples, including:
• Potential uses for ELNs under the AIA
• Using electronic record in the Patent Office and U.S. Courts
• Creating legally admissible and reliable ELN records
• General considerations in selecting, designing, and implementing ELN systems, policies and procedures

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