Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Luis Mejia

Senior Associate, Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011:
What the patent reform legislation means for the non-profit sector

Wednesday — March 7, 2012
Pacific Forum — 3:00 p.m.

The America Invents Act is the most significant change in the US Patent Law in 50 years. It is the result of the tumultuous world of globalization and America’s attempt to keep its technological lead. The AIA was years in the making and was forged (or as some might say, forced into a sausage casing) by powerful lobbies and public interest groups. This talk will outline both key changes in the patent law and strategies for managing inventions developed by non-profit organizations.


Next: March 14—Michael Pitiot