HAROLD C. WEGNER is an independent expert patent consultant. Mr. Wegner commenced his patent career at the U.S. Department of Commerce as a Patent Examiner. For more than twenty years he was involved with the George Washington University Law School, starting in 1991 when he was named Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program and Professor of Law. Hal has been an integral part of LAIPLA for the past several years, providing his exceptional “Patent Year in Review.” He has also presented on the America Invents Act at our monthly meetings. He looks forward to continuing his relationship with LAIPLA as their premier patent blogger on Wegner’s Writings.