Subject Matter Eligibility: Navigating Expanding Instability in Sect. 101 Inquiry
Applying USPTO and Court Guidance in Drafting and Prosecuting Patent Applications
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide patent counsel on recent court decisions addressing Section 101 subject matter eligibility. The panel will discuss the USPTO Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance. The panel will address treatment at the examiner stage and how it fits with the current court treatment. The panel will provide best practices for applying the USPTO guidelines and court guidance in application drafting and prosecution.
- Yu v. Apple and other recent decisions
- USPTO guidance
- Expanded scope of ineligible subject matter
- Best practices for application drafting and prosecution
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How does the Federal Circuit's recent decision change the playing field for 101 eligibility?
- How have examiners applied the revised subject matter eligibility guidance? How does the application fit with the court's treatment?
- What are best practices for drafting and prosecuting involved applications?
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