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Knobbe Martens’ Maria Anderson and Brent Babcock to Speak at LAIPLA Washington in the West on January 29

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Knobbe Martens’ Maria Anderson and Brent Babcock will be speaking at the 16th Annual Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) Washington in the West conference, January 29 in Los Angeles.  

Anderson will be participating in a panel discussion on “What Is Patentable Subject Matter?—Changing Perspectives in the Biotechnology and Software Arts.” Babcock will be discussing “Post-Grant Proceedings under the America Invents Act.” The conference will also feature officials from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) including Michelle Lee, USPTO Director of the Silicon Valley office and former deputy general counsel of Google, Judge Jeffrey B. Robertson, USPTO and Judge Lorelei Ritchie, USPTO.

For additional information, contact the LAIPLA or visit The LAIPLA is an organization of approximately 600 intellectual property attorneys. Founded in 1934, the LAIPLA provides the local intellectual property community with speakers from industry, government, and private practice on various intellectual property related topics.

With over 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law including litigation.  Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms worldwide, Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages.  Headquartered in Orange County, California, Knobbe Martens also has offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle and Washington, D.C.  More information about the firm can be found at


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