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Kenneth Bass III, Of Counsel, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. to Speak at KCís Event on Clarifying KSR & Its Impact on Patent Law on November 20, 2007


Thursday, November 08, 2007

New York, NY -- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Kenneth Bass III, Of Counsel of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: "Clarifying KSR and Its Impact on Patent Law". This 2.5-hour event is scheduled for November 20, 2007, Tuesday, at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/2007.ksr.htm)

The recent Supreme Court Ruling KSR v Teleflex which dismissed "obvious" or rigid interpretation in favor of "flexible" may perhaps usher one of the most significant with the eighth changes in Patent law in decades. How will KSR affect your ability to protect your companies’ intellectual property?

The Knowledge Congress has assembled panel of distinguished experts to help make these policies clear to the organizations most impacted. The panel will present their findings, which includes best practces in a two-and-a-half hour teleconference.

About Mr. Kenneth Bass III

Mr. Bass began his legal career clerking for Justice Hugo Black of the Supreme Court. In the past 35 years, he has briefed and argued cases in federal and state courts across the country. Mr. Bass was co-counsel for Teleflex in KSR v. Teleflex, the most significant Supreme Court decision in patent law in the past 40 years. He was one of the authors of the petitioner's brief in Wal-Mart v. Samara, where the Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Second Circuit and established a significant principle for trade dress protection. He was a principal author of AWH's brief in Phillips v. AWH that involves reconsideration of all of the significant principles of patent claim construction.

Mr. Bass is a Past President of the prestigious American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a founding Master of the Edward Coke Inn of Appellate Practice.

A sought-after legal commentator, Mr. Bass is comfortable in all facets of the media and has recently been a guest on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews.

Mr. Bass has particular technical experience in electronics and computer programming.
Juris Doctor, Yale University, cum laude, A.B., Chemistry, Duke University, summa cum laude.

About Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Strategists and Advisors specializing in the protection, transfer and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. Founded in 1978 and based in Washington, DC, the firm has over 100 patent attorneys, agents and technical specialists representing a broad range of clients, including emerging and established companies, venture capital firms, universities and select individuals.

For more information about Mr. Kenneth Bass III and Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, please visit: www.skgf.com

About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. "We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations." To contact or to register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.



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