In a trilogy of decisions since 2010, the Supreme Court changed its interpretation of the judicial exceptions to patentability, namely laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas. Bilski v. Kappos, 561 U.S.593, 601, 130 S. Ct. 3218, 3225, 95 USPQ2d 1001, 1005-06 (2010); Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. 569 U.S. _, 133 S. Ct. 2107, 2116, 106 USPQ2d 1972, 1979 (2013); and Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int'l, 573 U.S. _, 134 S. Ct. 2347, 2354, 110 USPQ2d 1976, 1980 (2014).
In this seminar, Aasheesh Shravah and Amy Goldsmith, Intellectual Property Practice Attorneys at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, discuss the effect of these decisions on the patentability of biotech, computer
Successful, profitable businesses share certain characteristics: immediately recognizable brands, desirable products or services, and a strategic plan which minimizes legal risks. Amy B. Goldsmith, a Partner at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, provides practical legal advice and connections to grow clients’ businesses with an emphasis on intellectual property. She will advise you whether your trademark is available in the US and globally, if patents should be a part of your strategy, and if your design team’s new product shares too many features of the competition’s copyrighted bestseller. She will design contracts that make sense. If a dispute is on the horizon, she will be by your side until a fair resolution is reached.
Ms. Goldsmith protects the global interests of national and international clients in a variety of industries, including pet products, fashion, financial services, marketing automation, publishing, medical devices, and consumer and designer goods.
She is a director of the New York Women's Bar Association. She is also a member of the New York City and American Bar associations, a Superlawyer and is on the Board of Directors of Savvy Ladies, a non-profit whose mission is to educate women to be financially savvy.
She is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property topics for Lawline, and she is the author of several articles pertaining to intellectual property for Tableware Today magazine.
Ms. Goldsmith received her B.S. from Cornell University in 1982 and her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1985.
Before joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Ms. Goldsmith was a Partner at Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C.
Aasheesh Shravah is Counsel at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP in the Intellectual Property Practice. He manages intellectual property portfolios and procures domestic and international intellectual property protection for clients, including patents and trademarks.
Understanding that IP due diligence is critical to business success, he reviews and analyzes products to determine potential patent protection, performs comprehensive studies of intellectual property portfolios, and provides guidance on creating/designing products that avoid potential infringement issues. His work includes patentability searches, freedom to operate opinions and drafting/negotiating licensing agreements.
Aasheesh prosecutes domestic and international patent applications for diverse technologies, including mechanical and electro-mechanical devices, medical devices and imaging, life sciences, nanotechnology, hardware, consumer products (As Seen on TV Products), steel manufacturing, building infrastructure/materials, fuel cells, alternate energy systems, packaging technology, Internet technology including search engines, wireless mobile devices, wireless communication and business methods.
From pre-suit investigation through appeals, Aasheesh is skilled in patent and trademark litigation in federal district and appellate courts. He advises on legal strategy and negotiates settlement offers, and has litigated cases in the fields of medical devices, consumer products, hardware, mechanical devices, wireless devices, Internet search engines and business methods.
Fascinating area of the law. Good presentation.
another good program on Intellectual Property. I can't find many IP CLE seminars here in Arkansas. thanks.
Thank you for the summary and practice points, particularly those at the end.
A good review of a very esoteric subject.
Good case law review of Alice! Thank you!
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