In January 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a revised guidance to be used when evaluating subject matter eligibility and updated same in October 2019. The revised and updated guidelines primarily focus on patent eligibility procedures involving patent claims and applications. By providing new guidance in identifying whether a patent claim or patent application claim is directed to a judicial exception, it aims to bring better clarity and predictability to Step 2A of the Alice/Mayo test.
While the revised guidelines are viewed to improve patent approvals, the possibility of being invalidated by courts, if challenged, still remains.
In this LIVE Webcast, patent lawyers Eugene J. Molinelli (Beusse Wolter Sanks & Maire) and James C. Signor (Leydig, Voit & Mayer) will provide the audience with a thorough analysis of the fundamentals of USPTO’s revised subject matter eligibility guidance. As experts, the speakers will present current and emerging issues surrounding this significant topic and provide helpful tips in preventing challenges of invalidation.
Key topics include:
- Overview of USPTO’s New Subject Matter Eligibility Guidelines
- Trends, Developments, and Updates
- Opportunities and Pitfalls
- Recent Court Decisions
- What Lies Ahead