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Thursday, February 19, 2015, Webinar

Readjusting the USPTO 101 Guidance for Life Science Inventions to Alice and Public Input:
Are we there yet?
[USPTO Section 101 Guidelines:  Part II]
12:30 - 2:00 pm ET

Course Description:
In response to public comments on the March 14 Procedure and the Preliminary Examination Instructions issued in the wake of Alice, the USPTO released a revised “2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility” on December 15, 2014. In this Webinar, June Cohan (invited), Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration of the USPTO will explain how the revised procedure works for the Examining Corps and how it conforms to subject matter eligibility precedent. Because the USPTO is now seeking further comments on the Interim Guidance, this webinar presents a unique opportunity to participate live in that discussion, as well as interact with industry (Leslie Fischer of Novartis) and law firm (Anthony Tridico of Finnegan) practitioners on how well the revised procedure aligns with the case law and prosecution practice experiences and needs in the life sciences field. Courtenay Brinckerhoff, of Foley & Lardner, LLP, will moderate the discussion.

AIPLA extends a special thank you to the Online Programs Committee and Biotechnology Committee in their joint coordination efforts.

Presented by:
June E. Cohan (invited)
Legal Advisor - Office of Patent Legal Administration
US Patent & Trademark Office

Dr. Leslie Fischer
Senior Patent Attorney
Specialty Care Patent Group
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

​Anthony C. Tridico
Managing Partner, London Office
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff - Moderator
Foley & Lardner, LLP
Timothy R. Howe - Howe Ventures, LLC
Carla Mouta - Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner



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