Protecting Your Innovations: Critical Updates on New Patenting Guidelines for the Software and Life Sciences Industries

20 June 2018 Madison, WI Past Event

Location

University of Wisconsin-Madison Biotechnology Center
425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

Agenda

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Networking and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Panel Presentation
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Q&A Session and Networking

Foley is pleased to sponsor the panel discussion entitled, “Protecting Your Innovations: Critical Updates on New Patenting Guidelines for the Software and Life Sciences Industries”, on June 20, 2018, presented by BioForward Wisconsin.

Life sciences and software companies depend on patents to protect their innovations. Yet, over the last six years, the Supreme Court has greatly restricted the scope of what can be patented. The new eligibility standards have proven difficult for the USPTO to apply and have led to unpredictable patenting outcomes. Many businesses find the USPTO unwilling to grant commercially viable patents on a wide variety of formerly patentable subject matter, including diagnostics, software, and natural products from DNA to potential new drugs.

Join us for the first local panel discussion on topics including:

  • How these Supreme Court rulings have impacted patent eligibility
  • What the new 2018 USPTO guidance addresses
  • How this could change what can be patented
  • Tips on how to use the new guidelines to your advantage

There is no fee to attend this program, but advance registration is required. Click here to register.

Parking

Lot 20 - UW-Madison Campus - 1390 University Avenue
Engineering Drive Parking Ramp - 1525 Engineering Drive
Union South Parking Ramp - W Dayton Street

Click here for additional parking information.

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Protecting Your Innovations: Critical Updates on New Patenting Guidelines for the Software and Life Sciences Industries

Location

University of Wisconsin-Madison Biotechnology Center
425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

Agenda

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Networking and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Panel Presentation
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Q&A Session and Networking