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10/22: Patent Prosecution-Whither Eligibility

October 22, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM


Virtual - all times are eastern daylight time


90 CLE Minutes



Whither Eligibility, The One True Specification; Prosecution Tips Before the USPTO


Gauri M. Dhavan, Zoll Medical Corp., Chelmsford, MA 


Whither Eligibility? An Update on the Latest News on Cases, USPTO Initiatives and Legislative Efforts -- Michael S. Borella, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, LLP, Chicago, IL

The One True Specification:
A Doable Thing or an Illusory Goal? The EU, China and Japan Give Their Thoughts -- Suzannah Sundby, Canady + Lortz, Washington, DC

Prosecution Tips and Tricks:
Emerging techniques for efficient results and added value. -- Jameson Ma, Bookoff McAndrews, Washington, DC



  • Ma, Jameson square200 Ma, Jameson

    Bookoff McAndrews PLLC | Partner

    Jameson helps startups and Fortune 100 companies alike develop intellectual property to protect their market share. Jameson also help his clients mitigate risk by analyzing competitor IP, and challenging competitor patents via post-grant proceedings at the USPTO.
  • Sundby, S Sundby, Suzannah K.

    Managing Partner | Canady + Lortz LLP

    Suzannah practices all aspects of intellectual property law across diverse technologies including biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceuticals, microfluidics, diagnostics, medical devices, and nanotechnology. Her legal practice involves patent preparation and prosecution, licensing, opinion work, post-grant proceedings, strategic planning, and client counseling. Ms. Sundby has experience assisting start-up biotech companies with the preparation and prosecution of their foundation patents, nondisclosure agreements, and related IP issues.
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    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP | Partner

    Michael S. Borella is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP and serves as Chair of the firm’s Software & Business Methods Practice Group. Dr. Borella provides legal and technological advice in support of validity, infringement, patentability analyses, and litigation matters. His expertise includes networking, Internet telephony, wireless communication technologies, telecommunications, financial transactions, cloud computing, routing, TCP/IP, artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer graphics and imaging, voice and facial recognition, robotics, and mobile applications.
  • Dhavan, Gauri200 Dhavan, Gauri

    ZOLL Medical Corporation | Chief Intellectual Property Officer

    Gauri Dhavan, Ph.D., J.D., is Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at ZOLL Medical Corporation, a company offering and developing novel medical devices and software solutions in the resuscitation and acute critical care fields. Gauri leads ZOLL's IP team in managing all aspects of ZOLL's intellectual property, including patent portfolio development, charting IP strategy and policy, best practices, IP litigation and risk management.