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IPLS Guest Speaker: Tom Irving, Finnegan, IP Attorney

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 12:40pm to 2:00pm
Boyd Law Building , 245
130 Byington Road, Iowa City, IA 52246

Tom Irving has more than 40 years of experience in the field of intellectual property law. His practice includes America Invents Act (AIA) post-grant proceedings, due diligence, counseling, patent prosecution, and reissue and reexamination. He counsels clients on a wide range of mainly pharmaceutical matters, including pre-litigation, Orange Book listings of patents covering FDA-approved drugs, infringement issues, enforceability and validity analysis.



A significant portion of Tom’s current practice is focused on AIA post-grant proceedings, including how to enhance the strength of patents in the pharmaceutical space to protect against post-grant challenges. He has served as lead counsel in numerous patent interferences, reissues, and reexaminations; as counsel in numerous AIA post-grant proceedings; and as an expert witness in patent litigation. Tom directed the preparation of two highly complex IPRs for possible use in settling litigation.



Mr. Irving will be sponsored by the UI College of Law's Intellectual Property Law Society.  Lunch will be available.


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sara Clark in advance at 319-335-9082 or sara-k-clark@uiowa.edu.