Computer-Implemented Invention Patents: Federal Circuit Guidance, 2019 USPTO Guidelines on § 101 and § 112, and EPO Guidelines
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide insights for patent counsel on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions. The panel will examine the 2019 USPTO guidance and recent case law. The panel will also discuss the new European Patent Office (EPO) guidance for computer-implemented inventions and patentability at EPO. The panel will offer insight for leveraging the guidance and case law to get an invention patented.
- Critical Federal Circuit § 101 cases involving computer-related inventions, including the Electric Power Group line of cases.
- USPTO's 2019 computer-implemented inventions guidance on § 101
- Recent PTAB cases applying the new guidance
- USPTO’s 2019 § 112 guidance for computer-implemented inventions
- EPO guidance and patentability of computer-implemented inventions at EPO
- Suggestions for drafting claims to pass muster under § 101 and avoid § 112 pitfalls and for surviving patent-eligibility challenges
The panel will review these and other priority issues:
- What insight does the USPTO guidance provide for claim drafting for computer-implemented inventions?
- How can the EPO guidelines for computer-implemented inventions provide guidance for patent counsel seeking patents for computer-implemented inventions in the U.S.?
- What are best practices for patent counsel to demonstrate patentability?
Michael L. Kiklis
Bass Berry & Sims
Mr. Kiklis focuses on PTAB litigation as well as district court patent litigation. He also handles Federal Circuit... | Read More
Mr. Kiklis focuses on PTAB litigation as well as district court patent litigation. He also handles Federal Circuit appeals from his cases. With an extensive background in computer science, his technological focus is on software patent matters. He frequently handles high stakes matters, having been involved in several cases in which over $1 billion was at stake.Close
Stephen G. Kunin
Maier & Maier
Mr. Kunin represents clients in post-grant patent proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also... | Read More
Mr. Kunin represents clients in post-grant patent proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also serves as an expert witness and consultant on patent policy, practice and procedure. During his tenure at the USPTO, he served in many executive positions, including as Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy.Close