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Programs - Stated Meetings Subcommittee

This subcommittee plans and serves as coordinators for the Patent Law Committee sponsored CLEs at the stated meeting. They work with other committees to provide materials and coordinate educational sessions to AIPLA membership.

Contact Jacques or Ryan if you are interested in joining and contributing to this subcommittee.

2016 Spring Meeting: The Patent Law Committee will be joining with IP Practice in China to present a committee CLE session on Medical Diagnostics under §101 and Patent Term extension issues specific to medical devices.

2016 Mid-Winter Institute: The Patent Law Committee hosted a one hour business meeting to discuss the recent and planned activities of the committee and its subcommittees including programming, newsletter, §101, mechanical engineering, broadest reasonable interpretation, and other patent law issues. 

2015 Annual Meeting: The Patent Law Committee co-hosted a two hour joint CLE with the Mentoring, and Patent Agents, and USPTO Inter Partes Patent Proceedings Committees entitled “Putting the New PTAB Rules and Regulations into Practice.”  This session featured a mock trial in front of the PTAB involving post-allowance proceedings. Through this mock trial, the audience was able to follow along with the parties as they discovered and recovered from common (and not so common) mistakes.  The speakers included James R. Myers (Ropes & Gray, LLP), Brandon M. White (Perkins Coie, LLP), and three USPTO Administrative Patent Judges - Sally C. Medley, Joni Y. Chang and Howard B. Blankenship.  The session was moderated by Angela Dallas Sebor (Globeimmune, Inc.) and Ryan Alley (Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law).

2015 Spring Meeting: The Patent Law Committee co-hosted a two hour joint meeting with Patent Litigation Committee and provided a fun interactive panel discussion focusing on practice tips and tricks with a focus on the following topics: 1) Trends and tidbits from recent 101 cases at the PTAB and District Courts as well as Teva and its possible repercussions; 2) The rising use of 12(c) motions for deciding patent eligibility – tips and tricks to asserting and defending motions at the District Court; 3) Covered Business Method review and how it can address 101 issues; and 4) What does the state of 101 prosecution and litigation mean for the future of patent filers, patent holders, and patent defendants.  The speakers included: Patrick Coyne from Finnegan, Daniel Miller from Google, John Mulgrew from Shook (formerly of Microsoft).  Sarah Knight from Talem IP moderated this panel.

2015 Mid-Winter Meeting: Informal meeting with Committee leadership.

2014 Annual Meeting: The Patent Law Committee co-hosted a CLE with the Biotechnology Committee entitled “Enacting, Implementing, and Interpreting Patent Laws: Hypothetical 101 Reform to Address Eligibility Involving Software and Biotechnology.”  This session consisted of four parts followed by a general Q&A. The first speaker, Denise M. Kettelberger, discussed the necessity for Section 101 reform and a possible amendment.  The second speaker, Majority Senior Counsel Vishal Amin, is a leader on Capitol Hill who has been involved in drafting legislation and developing strategy as part of his responsibilities on the Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.  Mr. Amin explained how a bill comes to be and is then enacted into law. The third speaker, June Cohan, a representative from the USPTO, discussed the process by which the Patent Office implements new patent laws. The speaker will describe the rule making process and how guidance materials are developed.  The fourth speaker, Judge Rader formerly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, explained the process of interpreting statutory and case law precedent.  Robert L. Stoll of Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP moderated the session.