The America Invents Act was signed on Sept 16, and it makes sweeping changes to the way patents work in the US. Widely seen as pro-business and possibly detrimental to small time inventors, the new law will phase in over the next 18 months and change the way the technology field is implemented.
VTIP, the technology transfer office of Virginia Tech, is sponsoring an event to help sort out the facts from the myth. Guest speakers will describe the effects on inventors and tech startups and answer questions. The event is called “Making Connections” and will be held in 310 in the ICTAS building on Stanger Street on October 18 from 2-5 pm. Anyone is welcome to attend, but seating is limited so register with Michael Miller using the information provided in the link.