To Be or Not To Be: That is the Abstract Question, Naturally

Production Date: October 27, 2016 Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law Estimated Length: 5502 minutes


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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 software and business methods. They also review how the U.S. Patent Office has responded, and examine the various district court and Federal Circuit decisions interpreting the USPTO Guidelines and the Bilski/Myriad/Alice trilogy. 

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the USPTO Guidelines for biotech, computer software and business method patents
  2. Recognize what the USPTO has deemed is an allowable application
  3. Answer the question: “What is the test for patent eligibility and how has it been interpreted by the district courts and the Federal Circuit?”
  4. Identify the interplay between patents, copyrights and trade secrets
Vasiliki N.
Lake Oswego, OR

Fascinating area of the law. Good presentation.

Blake C.
Springdale, AR

another good program on Intellectual Property. I can't find many IP CLE seminars here in Arkansas. thanks.

Linda E.
Roswell, GA

Thank you for the summary and practice points, particularly those at the end.

Robert F.
Sterling, VA

A good review of a very esoteric subject.

Thomas T.
San Diego, CA

Good case law review of Alice! Thank you!