The Revised Section 101 and 112 Guidance from USPTO: Opportunities and Challenges for Patent Applicants

Dec 9, 2019

Join SGR Partner, Ed Pennington, who will be speaking at The Knowledge Group Online CLE Patent Applicants Webinar.

Monday, December 9, 2019

12:00 noon – 2:00 pm (ET)

On January 7, 2019, the revised United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) guidance on sections 101 and 112 took effect. The modified 101 document entitled, “2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance,” changed the application of the initial step in Alice/Mayo test while the “2019 Revised Section 112 Guidance” offered direction on how to apply sections 112(f) and 112(b) in computer-implemented inventions.

Although the updated guidance documents can possibly produce more patent-eligible claims, scrutiny of computer-implemented inventions is expected to be stricter. Patent applicants and their counsel should have the updated knowledge on how to navigate the new revised section guidelines to ensure compliance, thus, maximizing business opportunities.

Our panel of leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the regulatory and legislative developments surrounding the revised section guidelines. This LIVE Webcast aims to help firms and related professionals better understand how to ensure compliance with the newly revised sections.

Key topics include:

  • Revised Guidance on Sections 101 and 112 – What’s New?
  • Implications for Patent Applicants
  • Recent Regulatory and Legislative Developments
  • Best Compliance Practices
  • Outlook

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Design Patent Lawyers and Consultants
  • Patent Agents
  • Patent Examiners
  • Patent Lawyers and Consultants
  • Intellectual Property Lawyers and Consultants

Click here for more information or to register to attend.

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