12:00 – 12:15 pm PDT – Registration and Lunch
12:15 – 1:30 pm PDT – Discussion
Join us for a discussion focused on how Alice has been interpreted by the USPTO since it was decided on June 19, 2014, particularly with respect to software patents. Topics include:
- A discussion of guidance the USPTO has released in view of Alice
- Statistics related to USPTO patentable subject matter rejections based on Alice
- Strategic tips on how to overcome these rejections based on an analysis of patents that have successfully overcome Alice rejections
- A summary of examiner and practitioner feedback related to the implementation of Alice at the USPTO
- Strategic tips on how companies can identify innovative ideas that might face Alice rejections if pursued at the USPTO
- How to best prepare patent applications directed to those ideas in order to address any such Alice rejections
- Mark J. Itri, Partner, Head of Global IP Prosecution, Transactions & Strategy Practice Group, McDermott Will & Emery
- Ahsan A. Shaikh, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
CLE credit is pending in California, Illinois, New York and Texas. A Uniform Certificate of Attendance will be made available to participants requesting CLE credit in all other states.
McDermott Will & Emery's roundtables are designed for the educational benefit of a company president, CEO, general counsel or other executive with an interest in the topic. Please be advised McDermott has the right to restrict attendance and may limit participation in this event.