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Thursday, February 12, 2015, Webinar

USPTO Section 101 Guidelines:  Part 1
12:30 - 2:15 pm Eastern

Course Description:
This webinar will provide a unique discussion of the 2014  Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (Revised Guidance) issued by the USPTO on December 16, 2014.  June Cohan, Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration of the USPTO, will discuss the changes from the Mayo/Myriad March 4, 2014 Guidance and the June 25, 2014 Preliminary Examination Instructions and provide various examples. Patent practitioners will share their experience with 101 rejections and discuss the implications the Revised Guidance will have on patent practice involving software, business methods, and biotech inventions. 

AIPLA extends a special thank you to the Online Programs Committee, Biotechnology Committee, Electronic & Computer Law Committee, and Patent Law Committee in their joint coordination efforts.

Presented by:
June E. Cohan (invited)                                                  Sarah J. Knight
Legal Advisor - Office of Patent Legal Administration          Talem IP Law
US Patent & Trademark Office                              

Donna M. Meuth                                                             Michael Stein
Associate General Counsel - Intellectual Property               Baker Hostetler
Eisai, Inc.
Timothy R. Howe - Howe Ventures, LLC
Carla Mouta - Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner          



Registration Fees Per Site*:    
AIPLA Member Rate AIPLA Non-Member Rate
Single Site​ ​$145 ​$175
​2-10 Attendees per Site ​$295 $325​
​11-20 Attendees per Site ​$445 ​$475
​Over 20 Attendees per Site ​$595 ​$625
*ATTENTION attorneys in Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah*
These states mandate attorneys can only view a webinar at their own computer to receive CLE credit.  Single site registration required.

*ATTENTION attorneys in New Hampshire*
New Hampshire attendees must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report their attendance. 

The New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education (NHMCLE) Board does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement.

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Cancellation Policy: To get full refund, registrant must request refund 5 days prior to live event. If less than 5 days, registrant is transferred to product.​​




AIPLA has sought CLE accreditation* in the following states for credit(s): 
          *CLE accreditations updated upon receipt. 
​Alabama 1.80
Nebraska 2.00
​Alaska 1.75 Nevada
​Arizona 1.75​ New Jersey
New Mexico 1.75
​California 1.75 New York 
​Colorado 2.00
North Carolina
​Delaware 1.80
North Dakota 1.75
​​Ohio 1.75
Rhode Island

​Iowa 2.00
South Carolina
​Kansas 2.00
Tennessee 1.75
Kentucky 1.75
Texas 1.75
Utah (self-study)
​Maine 1.75
Vermont 1.75
​Minnesota 1.75
Mississippi 1.80
Missouri 2.10
Montana 1.75
Wyoming 1.75

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.