What Now for Patent Eligibility? In Bilski v. Kappos, the Supreme Court Rejects Machine-or-Transformation as the Sole Test

30 June 2010 Web Conference Past Event

Location

Web Conference

Contact Information

Pagette Fischer
pkfischer@foley.com
414.297.4960

Agenda

1:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. Pacific

Program duration: one hour

On June 28, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision affirming the Federal Circuit ruling that the Bilski invention is not patent eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 but stating that the machine-or-transformation test is not the sole test for patent eligibility. This decision will significantly impact the ability of companies to pursue business method patents in a variety of technology areas, including software, financial services, insurance, and life sciences.

Foley will provide initial considerations for potential strategic options from the decision via a Legal News Alert to be issued under separate cover later today.

Join us this Wednesday as in-house corporate counsel and Foley counsel provide perspective on the Supreme Court's decision on the Bilski case. During this interactive installment of our Patent Nation Web Conference series, panelists will convey key insights on the impact of the decision and provide practical steps for moving forward with business method patents.

Discussion topics will include:

  • What are the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision and has appropriate guidance been provided to lower courts and the USPTO?
  • What types of innovations remain patent eligible?
  • What does the test imply for existing patent applications?
  • What drafting techniques should be employed in preparing new patent applications?
  • How will litigation involving business method patents be impacted?
  • How should license agreements be structured to maximize revenue?

Featured Guest Speakers

  • Robert J. Glance, Patent Counsel, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Dennis Gallagher, Intellectual Property Counsel, Conexant Systems, Inc.

Featured Foley Speakers

  • David G. Luettgen, Partner, Electronics Practice
  • Andrea M. Augustine, Partner, IP Litigation Practice

Featured Foley Moderator

  • Pavan Agarwal, Partner and Vice-Chair, IP Department

Foley & Lardner LLP will apply for CLE credit after the program, wherever applicable. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of one General credit. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider.

What Now for Patent Eligibility? In Bilski v. Kappos, the Supreme Court Rejects Machine-or-Transformation as the Sole Test

Location

Web Conference

Contact Information

Pagette Fischer
pkfischer@foley.com
414.297.4960

Agenda

1:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. Pacific

Program duration: one hour