Patentable Subject Matter: Bilski and the New PTO Interim Guidance
Strategies for Patent Process Claims in an Uncertain Environment
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This seminar will examine subject matter patentability since the Federal Circuit Court's ruling in Bilski, how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will handle patentability matters pending the Supreme Court's review of Bilski, and offer best practices for patent seekers.
- Fallout since the Federal Circuit’s ruling in In re Bilski
- In re Bilski update
- PTO Interim Guidance
- Criteria for determining subject matter eligibility
- Eligible machines, manufactures, and compositions of matter
- Processes (methods)
- Interim examining procedure for subject matter eligibility determinations
- Best practices for applicants and practitioners
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What criteria are required for subject matter eligibility under the PTO interim instructions?
- How has the Bilski case impacted patent eligibility? What is the impact on past patent eligibility decisions?
- What strategies should patent applicants employ to improve the likelihood of a successful patent application?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Thomas J. Scott, Jr.
He chairs the firm's Intellectual Property Group and focuses on all aspects of intellectual property including patent... | Read More
He chairs the firm's Intellectual Property Group and focuses on all aspects of intellectual property including patent prosecution, litigation and licensing, appellate practice and technology licensing.Close
Erika H. Arner
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Ms. Arner practices patent prosecution management, client counseling, and litigation and helps clients establish... | Read More
Ms. Arner practices patent prosecution management, client counseling, and litigation and helps clients establish and grow patent portfolios, design and implement procedures to protect intellectual capital, and formulate company-wide IP strategies and policies. She co-authored a petition for a writ of certiorari in Bilski v. Doll and co-authored an amicus curiae brief to the federal circuit in In re Bilski.Close
Mark T. Garrett
Fulbright & Jaworski
His practice focus is in the area of patent law—both litigation and transactional. He has extensive patent... | Read More
His practice focus is in the area of patent law—both litigation and transactional. He has extensive patent litigation experience that extends from pre-filing investigations through trial. He has extensive experience litigating and prosecuting a wide variety of technologies, from telecommunications equipment and software to medical robotics.Close