Broadcast Date: Thursday, February 03, 2022
from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)


Computer-implemented inventions like software are essential to every company. Thus, developing a comprehensive patent portfolio that will help streamline and secure these assets is vital, especially in a post-pandemic era. However, patenting software remains a challenge as applicants need to meet several specified regulatory standards under the Mayo and Alice framework.

Listen as experienced patent attorney Scott Lloyd (Offit Kurman, Attorneys At Law) provides the audience with an in-depth discussion of the legal standards and critical issues surrounding software patents. He will also offer practical tips and compliance strategies in this ever-changing regulatory landscape.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • What is a “software patent”?
  • How to define your software-based invention.
  • How to determine subject matter eligibility.
  • Product life cycle vs. patent term.
  • GUI design patents as an alternative to utility patents.


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

Live Webcast



General knowledge of patent laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE


Scott Lloyd, Principal
Offit Kurman, Attorneys At Law

Scott Lloyd spent ten years as in-house general counsel to midsize companies in the technology and food industries prior to joining Offit Kurman. He counsels emerging and midsize businesses on a wide array of legal issues in the areas of corporate governance, intellectual property, commercial transactions and dispute resolution, regulatory compliance and international trade. He has supported technology commercialization efforts as counsel and advisor to companies in several industries including information technology, engineering, specialty chemicals and energy, and provides specialized services to companies in FDA-regulated markets such as food and beverage, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Mr. Lloyd is a registered patent attorney who combines his scientific and professional experience to focus his practice on serving the needs of clients requiring an attorney with both legal and scientific expertise to address intellectual property and regulatory support needs. He counsels those companies on intellectual property strategy, assists them in gaining regulatory approvals for products and provides advice on compliance with international import and export regulations. Mr. Lloyd works primarily with small and midsize business owners seeking to implement growth strategies and succession plans.

In addition to working with clients on business issues, Mr. Lloyd maintains an active docket of patent and trademark applications on behalf of companies developing a diverse array of technologies such as software applications, consumer electronics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other advanced technologies, helping clients build value through the procurement of intellectual properties and strengthening of their brands. He also serves on client due diligence teams involved in the purchase, sale and licensing of intellectual property assets to maximize returns.


Scott LloydPrincipal

Offit Kurman, Attorneys At Law

  • What is a “software patent”?
  • How to define your software-based invention.
  • How to determine subject matter eligibility.
  • Product life cycle vs. patent term.
  • GUI design patents as an alternative to utility patents.

Date & Time:

Thursday, February 03, 2022

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Patent Attorneys and Counsel
  • Licensing Managers
  • Patent Managers
  • Software Engineers and Developers
  • Patent Portfolio Managers
  • Intellectual Property Lawyers and Consultants
  • General Counsel


Scott LloydPrincipal
Offit Kurman, Attorneys At Law



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