Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

AIPLA CLE Webinar: USPTO 2019 Revised Guidance on Section 101 and Illustrative Examples

March 20, 2019 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)


1.5 CLE Credits


Fee: $95.00 and Up

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In coordination with the Hot Topics Subcommittee of the Patent Law Committee, we are pleased to present a behind the scenes look at the 2019 Revised Guidance on Section 101.

Ms. June Cohan, Senior Legal Advisor in the Office of Patent Legal Administration at the USPTO will discuss the revised Guidance and provide selected USPTO examples and insights illustrating how the USPTO analyzes claims involving “laws of nature or natural phenomena,” “abstract ideas,” and “mental steps.”

Ms. Cohan practiced patent law for 16 years, has taught advanced patent law and intellectual property courses at Georgetown University and George Washington University. She joined the USPTO in 2013, where she specializes in patent subject matter eligibility and Section 112 issues.

Marina Zalevsky, Chair of the AIPLA Section 101 Subcommittee of the Patent Law Committee, will discuss initial impressions of how Examiners have been applying the Guidance and its effect on practice.
Presented by: June Cohan of Office of Patent Legal Administration at the USPTO; and Marina Zalevsky of Sughrue Mion PLLC


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  • 0 Marina V. Zalevsky

    Sughrue Mion PLLC, | Counsel

    Marina Zalevsky is counsel in the electrical mechanical practice group where her practice is focused on patent prosecution matters. She works specifically in the area of electrical and electro-mechanical arts and she has prepared a significant number of patent applications for clients in these technology areas. She has also drafted over 100 applications in medical technologies, including CT scanning, nuclear medicine, radiology treatments and MRI.
  • june-cohan June Cohan

    United States Patent and Trademark Office | Legal Advisor in the Office of Patent Legal Administration

    June E. Cohan is a Legal Advisor in the Office of Patent Legal Administration at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Her duties at the USPTO include developing policy positions for examination issues, drafting and implementing rules, acting as a reexamination legal advisor for inter partes and ex parte reexamination proceedings, and providing examiner guidance and training.
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