Subject Matter Eligibility Developments

May 11, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM


Virtual - all times are eastern daylight time


90 Minutes of MCLE

Moderator: 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 
Enrica Bruno, Steinfl & Bruno, Pasadena, CA

Judge or Jury:  Who Will Resolve Eligibility and How? 
Courts have begun to send post-Alice eligibility determinations to the jury.  And, where district judges resolve eligibility, they have not typically followed the USPTO’s Eligibility Guidelines.  An examination of the reasons behind these developments and possible approaches and strategies to address them.
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
Jeffrey Lewis, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, New York, NY


  • Turner Photo Turner, Ellisen Shelton

    Kirkland & Ellis, LLP | Partner

    Ellisen Turner is an Intellectual Property partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He is a well-known IP strategist and litigator who combines business acumen with a deep knowledge of intellectual property law to support his clients’ business goals and maximize the value of their technology. He has helped clients secure victories in patent and trade secret litigations that have led to billions in total client compensation, and has successfully defended matters with billions in revenue at stake.
  • Stein Photo 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.
  • Bruno Photo Bruno, Enrica

    Steinfl+Bruno, LLP | Founder and Partner

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

    Cirrus Logic, Inc. | Assistant General Counsel

  • Lewis Photo Lewis I.D., Jeffrey

    Foley Hoag | Partner

    Jeffrey I. D. Lewis is a partner at Foley Hoag, resident in the firm’s New York office, and an AIPLA Past President.