Post-Alice USPTO Practice Workshop

October 14, 2016

Associate Josh Matloff will be co-hosting the Boston Patent Law Association's (BPLA) Post-Alice USPTO Practice Workshop on Friday, October 14, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. at our office in Boston.

 

BPLA Event Description:

Boston Patent Law AssociationFollowing the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, patent examiners have increasingly relied on §101 to issue rejections for software patent claims.  Only days after the Alice decision, the USPTO released a memorandum on Preliminary Examination Instructions in view of that decision. That memorandum issued less than four months after the USPTO issued guidelines on “Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws Of Nature/Natural Principles, Natural Phenomena, and/or Natural Products,” guidelines which themselves led to new patent eligibility rejections. The USPTO has issued multiple guidelines to the examining corps, and the CAFC has issued many decisions both validating and invalidating claims under Section 101.  Today, Alice and CAFC decisions following Alice have a large impact on prosecution of software patent claims.

The Alice decision, cases applying the Alice decision, and the USPTO guidelines provide guidance on what subject matter is eligible and not eligible for patent protection under §101.  This Practice Workshop will include a discussion of how the decision by the Court in Alice and USPTO guidelines impact claim drafting, best practices for avoiding §101 rejections and navigating prosecution after a § 101 rejection at they relate to computer-implemented inventions. 

It will be an interactive workshop working through issues confronted in light of the Alice decision and USPTO guidelines.

 

For more information, please visit the BPLA website.

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October 14, 2016

Associate Josh Matloff will be co-hosting the Boston Patent Law Association's (BPLA) Post-Alice USPTO Practice Workshop on Friday, October 14, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. at our office in Boston.

 

BPLA Event Description:

Boston Patent Law AssociationFollowing the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, patent examiners have increasingly relied on §101 to issue rejections for software patent claims.  Only days after the Alice decision, the USPTO released a memorandum on Preliminary Examination Instructions in view of that decision. That memorandum issued less than four months after the USPTO issued guidelines on “Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws Of Nature/Natural Principles, Natural Phenomena, and/or Natural Products,” guidelines which themselves led to new patent eligibility rejections. The USPTO has issued multiple guidelines to the examining corps, and the CAFC has issued many decisions both validating and invalidating claims under Section 101.  Today, Alice and CAFC decisions following Alice have a large impact on prosecution of software patent claims.

The Alice decision, cases applying the Alice decision, and the USPTO guidelines provide guidance on what subject matter is eligible and not eligible for patent protection under §101.  This Practice Workshop will include a discussion of how the decision by the Court in Alice and USPTO guidelines impact claim drafting, best practices for avoiding §101 rejections and navigating prosecution after a § 101 rejection at they relate to computer-implemented inventions. 

It will be an interactive workshop working through issues confronted in light of the Alice decision and USPTO guidelines.

 

For more information, please visit the BPLA website.

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