Tuesday, June 26, 2018

June 27: From Alice to Berkheimer: Practical Tips for Preparing Software Patent Applications


Changes in subject matter eligibility prompted by the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank have created no small measure of confusion and uncertainty, particularly in the area of software. Seemingly hundreds of related cases in the district courts, Federal Circuit, and USPTO have resulted—many ostensibly at odds with others. One of the latest Federal Circuit decisions, Berkheimer v. HP, may represent an especially important analytical milestone. Recent USPTO memos offer further helpful guideposts. 
During this webinar, our presenters will provide practice tips derived from some of these decisions and memos, principally from the software perspective.
Among other insights, our presenters will share the following:
  • How to quickly assess whether certain software programs might qualify as patent-eligible subject matter
  • Practical tips for preparing office action responses and drafting patent applications in view of the USPTO memo to examiners following Berkheimer
  • A simple checklist for inventors preparing software-related invention disclosures.
Title:
From Alice to Berkheimer: Practical Tips for Preparing Software Patent Applications
When:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
Our speakers will be Wood IP partners Theodore A. Wood and Archie E. Williams Jr. Ted has over 35 years of electrical, electro-mechanical, communications, software, and computer security-related technical, legal, and military experience. Archie has over 40 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, with a special focus on software patentability, subject matter eligibility, and USPTO rules. 
Presented by:
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Credit:
CLE credit has been approved for California and Illinois and is pending in Nebraska. Other states may also award CLE credit upon attendee request.
Cost:
Free. Registration required.