Patent Seminar - America Invents Act Join us on Wednesday February 20, 2013, in room 1103 Bioscience Research Building from 3:30 5:30 pm for a panel discussion on the America Invents Act including the change to a first-inventor-to-file system. Additional topics include: What is patentable? How these recent patent law changes might impact your work at the University of Maryland, and The Universityšs Intellectual Property Policy. Opening remarks will be made by Dr. Pat OšShea, Vice President and Chief Research Officer. Panel members include Felicia Metz, Office of Technology Commercialization; Anne Bowden, University Counsel; and Mary Anthony Merchant, Ballard Spahr, LLP. The moderator is Dr. Gayatri Varma, Executive Director, Office of Technology Commercialization. For additional information call 301.405.3947. The seminar is sponsored by the Office of Technology Commercialization.