Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

AIPLA CLE Webinar: Leveraging Instabilities in the Law of Patentable Subject Matter to Create Winning Outcomes

January 26, 2022 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM


1.5 CLE Credits Available


Fee: No Fee to attend for members. There is a fee for CLE processing.

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In 1980, the Supreme Court held that patentable subject matter “include[s] anything under the sun that is made by man.” However, in a series of cases culminating in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. 208 (2014), the Court stepped back from this position and instead set forth a two-step test for assessing whether a claim is directed to patentable subject matter. The fallout from Alice and its progeny has been the invalidation of countless patents in many different arts. But has one of the Court’s more recent approaches to statutory interpretation fundamentally undermined Alice? If not, what does it mean for a claim to be “directed to” a law of nature, a product of nature, or an abstract idea? Seasoned practitioners James R. Major, D.Phil., of Counsel at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, and Aaron L.J. Pereira, of Counsel at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, provide insights and practical tips to overcome the conundrum of patentable subject matter.
Presented by: James Major of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP and Aaron Pereira of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

This event is free to AIPLA members who are not requesting CLEStandard webinar pricing applies to those requesting CLE. CLE is included for our All Access Pass holders and Corporate Subscribers.

Pricing below only applies to those requesting CLE

site pricing covid

In response to Covid-19, AIPLA has put in-place a new process for Multiple Attendee Site registrations that allows each site registrant to participate in the webinar independently.

Special rate for AIPLA STUDENT MEMBERS:  $10

Registration includes:

  • For multiple-attendee sites, each registered participant will receive individual logins due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements.
  • CLE certification/processing for applicable states.  Reference CLE Information below for complete details.  
  • Webinar materials, including complete CLE processing information, accessible 24-48 hours before webinar date.

Cancellation Policy:

To get full refund, registrant must request refund five (5) days prior to live event. If less than five (5) days, registrant is transferred to product. 

System requirements: 

Webinar access is compatible with any Windows 7 or later computer, Android OS devices, or Apple/iOS devices.  Check system compatibility here.

Accessibility for hearing impaired:

AIPLA’s webinars are available and accessible to individuals who are hearing impaired. If anyone at your location would like to know more about accommodations, please contact We ask that you let us know at least 7 business days out from the webinar, to ensure that we can identify and deploy the solution that best fits our registrants needs.


AIPLA is a pre-approved CLE provider with the following states:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vermont

AIPLA has applied for CLE accreditation in the following states: 

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Minnesota
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
For information on CLE accreditation in all other states, please contact our CLE Department at  CLE credit may be available, but will require additional time for approval and COA delivery.

CLE Restrictions: 

ATTENTION attorneys in Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah

These states mandate attorneys can only view a webinar independently at their own computer to receive CLE credit.  Multiple attendees prohibited.

ATTENTION attorneys in Arizona

Arizona does not certify courses or providers. Arizona lawyers are required to independently review AZ's regulations and make their own determination that it qualifies for credit towards their MCLE requirements. MCLE Regulation 104(A) identifies the standards to apply.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting AZ CLE credit after the webinar.

ATTENTION attorneys in New Hampshire

New Hampshire attendees must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report their attendance according to NH Supreme Court Rule 53.  The New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education (NHMCLE) Board does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting NH CLE credit after the webinar.   

 Disclaimer:  AIPLA is a nonprofit national bar association.  The sole purpose of this CLE program is to provide educational and informational content.  AIPLA does not provide legal services or advice.  The opinions, views and other statements expressed by contributors to this CLE program are solely those of the contributors.  These opinions, views and statements of the contributors do not necessarily represent those of AIPLA and should not be construed as such.


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