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Strafford – Overcoming Rejections for Computer and Electronics Patents

Date of Webinar: May 4, 2017 from 1-2:30am EST

Webinar topic: Overcoming 101 Rejections for Computer and Electronics Related Patents

Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, the USPTO has dramatically increased its rejections under 35 U.S.C. §101, and the federal courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board have been increasingly active in invalidating issued patents. Further, the USPTO has released several memoranda and solicited public comments concerning patent examination under Alice.

Applicants can anticipate more rejections going forward. Those who receive a §101 rejection and their counsel must plan and carefully implement well thought out strategies for deciding whether to file and for overcoming patent eligibility rejections issued in pending applications.

Listen as our authoritative panel of patent attorneys discusses how courts and the PTAB have been applying the Alice decision and the USPTO’s guidance on §101 rejections. The panel will offer best practices for patent counsel on ways to address §101 issues.

For more information and to register, visit the Strafford website.