Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Brad Pedersen Brad D. Pedersen is a patent attorney with more than 30 years of experience in patent law, engineering, business, and entrepreneurship. He graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1981 and earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1986, and is the chair of the patent practice group at Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A., an IP law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Brad is active in the AIPLA and served on the Board of Directors from 2016–2019. Brad is an expert on the AIA and since it was first introduced in 2005 has actively followed the developments and debate surrounding patent reform at the agency, legislative, and judicial levels. He is also a co-author of ALAN J. KASPER, BRAD D. PEDERSEN, ANN M. MUETING, GREGORY D. ALLEN, & BRIAN R. STANTON, PATENTS AFTER THE AIA: EVOLVING LAW & PRACTICE (2016). Gregory Allen Gregory D. Allen was Assistant Chief Intellectual Property Attorney at 3M Innovative Properties Company, an affiliate of 3M Company, St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. and M.S. in Ceramic Engineering and obtained a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota. Greg is very active in AIPLA, where he served on the Board of Directors from 2015–2018. He has written and given presentations on a variety of IP-related topics, many of them involving patent application preparation and prosecution issues and IP agreements, and also taught IP courses as an Adjunct Professor from 1998–2011 at William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also a co-author of ALAN J. KASPER, BRAD D. PEDERSEN, ANN M. MUETING, GREGORY D. ALLEN, & BRIAN R. STANTON, PATENTS AFTER THE AIA: EVOLVING LAW & PRACTICE (2016).