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The Intellectual Property and Internet Law Section of the Barristers Club presents
Subject Matter Eligibility in 2019: Clarified or Confused?

April 24, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
MCLE Credits - 1 H, This is a brown bag luncheon.
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Patent Subject Matter Eligibility in 2019: Clarified or Confused?

Speakers
Jacek Wnuk
Polsinelli, LLP

John McCauley
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

In January of 2019, the USPTO issued new guidance memos that change how USPTO Examiners deal with subject matter eligibility rejections and “means-plus-function” claim interpretation. This panel will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these changes, how to optimize patent drafting and prosecution strategy around them, and the impact these changes may have to patent litigation moving forward.

Topics
• How significant is the change to subject matter eligibility under the January 2019 USPTO guidance?
• How does the change to subject matter eligibility impact patent drafting and prosecution strategy?
• Does the change to subject matter eligibility impact patent litigation, and if so, how?
• How significant is the change to “means-plus-function” claim interpretation under the January 2019 USPTO guidance?
• How does the change to “means-plus-function” claim interpretation impact patent drafting and prosecution strategy?
• Does the change to change to “means-plus-function” claim interpretation impact patent litigation, and if so, how?
• What is not changed by the January 2019 USPTO guidance with respect to subject matter eligibility and “means-plus-function” claim interpretation?

Section Chairs: Jacek Wnuk, Polsinelli, LLP & Hannah Yang, Polsinelli, LLP

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Location

BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Schedule

MCLE Registration: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Program: 12:00-1:15 p.m.

Cost

BASF Student MemberComplimentary
Section Member$30.00
BASF Member$40.00
Government$40.00
Nonprofit$40.00
Non-Member$55.00

Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

Event Code: B191410

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