Save the date for the 2020 AIPLA Spring Meeting

Concurrent Morning Track 2: Subject Matter Eligibility

May 7, 2020 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM

Subject Matter Eligibility Developments
Michele Connors, Cirrus Logic, Inc., Austin, TX

Latest Tips for Eligible Subject Matter Drafting: Best Practices and Special Issues for AI, Computer and Biotech Industries
Erica Bruno, Steinfl+Bruno, LLP, Pasadena, CA
James Stein, Lee & Hayes, Atlanta, GA

Why Aren’t District Courts Following the USPTO’s Eligibility Guidelines? An
Examination of the Reasons Behind this Development, the Seeming Adoption of the Problem-Solution Test, and the Possible End of Berkheimer

Ellisen Shelton Turner, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, Los Angeles, CA

A Deep Dive on How the Federal Circuit is Handling Eligibility Cases: What Patent Litigators and Prosecutors Need to Know, Including the Seeming Split Between Taranto and Moore Opinions
Jeffrey Lewis, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, New York, NY

Presented by:
 Patent/Subject Matter Eligibility Committee


  • Bruno, Enrica

    Steinfl+Bruno, LLP | Founder and Partner

    Enrica has extensive professional experience in Europe and the U.S.
  • Connors, Michele

    Cirrus Logic, Inc. | Assistant General Counsel

  • Lewis I.D., Jeffrey

    Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP | Partner

    Jeffrey I. D. Lewis is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, resident in the firm’s New York office.
  • Stein, James

    Lee & Hayes | Patent Attorney/Partner

    With nearly 15 years of experience, James has a diverse practice spanning all areas of patents, including post-grant proceedings (e.g., inter partes review and reexamination), strategic counseling, prosecution, litigation, and transactions.
  • Turner, Ellisen Shelton

    Kirkland & Ellis, LLP | Partner

    Ellisen Turner is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.