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  1. American Bar AssociationSection of Intellectual Property Law

  2. PANEL DISCUSSION The Future of Patent Preparation and Prosecution

  3. Sponsored by Committee 508Economics of the Profession

  4. Why Have a Panel Discussion?Cross Currents • Big GP firms can’t do prep & pros profitably/effectively. • Boutiques are dying. • Companies don’t want to train/support prep & pros. • Companies can’t find effective counsel for prep & pros.

  5. Four Law Firm/Corporate Representatives • Boutique Patent Law Firm • Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth • GP Firm With Patent Section • Howrey Simon Arnold & White • Corporation That Sends Out Most Prosecution • Microsoft • Corporation That Keeps Most Prosecution In-House • GlaxoSmithKline

  6. FORMAT • Bradley A. Forrest – Shareholder, Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, Minneapolis, MN • Roger May – Partner, Howrey Simon Arnold & White, and President & CEO, Maxiam (A Howrey company), Chicago, IL • Mark A. Guetlich – Corporate Attorney, Patent Group, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA • Robert A. Brink – VP, Intellectual Property, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC • Questions