If patent ineligibility under 101 is making you nauseous ...

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Friday October 24th at 3:30-5:30 PM in the Thurgood Marshall Ballroom, Mezzanine Level is the joint Biotechnology and Patent Law Committees' CLE session.
If patent ineligibility under 101 is making you nauseous and you want to find out what and how a change can be done, you won’t want to miss this CLE session.  Following the panel discussion, there will be time for audience questions/participation.  The session details are as follows:
Biotechnology/Patent Law Committee (Joint Session) (120 Minutes of CLE Requested) Enacting, Implementing, and Interpreting Patent Laws: Hypothetical 101 Reform to Address Eligibility Involving Software and Biotechnology
This session will consist of four parts followed by a general Q&A.  The first speaker, Denise M. Kettelberger, will discuss 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 will explain how a bill comes to be and is then enacted into law.  The third speaker, a representative from the USPTO, will discuss 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, is Judge Rader formerly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit who will explain the process of interpreting statutory and case law precedent.
Moderator: Robert L. Stoll, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, Washington, DC
The Necessity of Section 101 Reform and a Proposal Denise M. Kettelberger, Ph.D., J.D., Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP, Boston, MA
How a Bill Comes To Be and is Enacted into Law; What Happens Behind the Curtains of Congress to Enact Patent Laws Vishal Amin, Majority Senior Counsel, House Judiciary Committee, Washington, DC
The Process by which the US Patent & Trademark Office Implements New Patent Laws; Rule Making Process and How Guidance Materials are Developed USPTO Representative (invited), US Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
The Process of Interpreting Statutory and Case Law Precedent; What Arguments, Dicta, Legislative History, and Agency Rules Judges Consider The Honorable Randall Rader, Washington, DC




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