Patentable Subject Matter After the Bilski Oral Argument

A Telecast by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Washington College of Law, American University and the Federal Circuit Bar Association

November 19, 2009, 4:30-6:30 pm
Washington College of Law, Room 603

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In Bilski v. Kappos, the U.S. Supreme Court will address limitations on patentable subject matter in the context of a business method invention, analyzing a body of case law in such a way that some say could wrongly call into question the validity of many other patents and types of claims, while others argue it is not restrictive enough. The oral argument – and the subsequent decision – will be studied by a broad range of members of the patent community who are seeking to determine its effects on innovation, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. PIJIP and the FCBA will host a panel of experts to discuss the case shortly after the Court hears the oral argument.
 
Panelists:

  • Raymond T. Chen, Solicitor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Counsel for Respondent
  • J. Michael Jakes, Finnegan Henderson, Counsel of Record for Petitioners
  • Nancy Linck, Rothwell, Figg, Counsel for Amicus Curiae BIO
  • Randolph Moss, WilmerHale, Counsel for Amici Curiae Bank of America et al. 

Moderators:

  • Thomas C. Goldstein, Akin, Gump, Counsel for Amicus Curiae American Bar Association
  • Professor Joshua Sarnoff, Washington College of Law, American University, Counsel for Amici Eleven Law Professors and the AARP

A period for questions will follow. 

 
In addition to on-site attendance, the FCBA will also broadcast the program live via the web on November 19, 2009 as a part of its regular Horizons series.    

Price for Webcast

Private Practitioner - $105 Nonmember / $65 Member (giffuepehf)

Government/Academic/Retired - $35 Nonmember (feferevrul) / $15 Member (giffotokot)

To register for this Program, please follow these instructions:

  1. Those wishing to participate via the Internet, please visit our website: https://fedcirbar.webex.com and use registration password “FCBAbilski09”.  Please enter coupon code that applies (listed next to each category above) upon checkout to receive discounted price.
  2. Those wishing to participate On-Site, with or without CLE credit, please visit wcl.american.edu/secle/registration. Information about the program is also available at wcl.american.edu/secle/founders/2009/events.cfm
  3. For special “group” pricing and university law schools interested in FREE internet participation, contact Elisabeth Reed, reed@fedcirbar.org.

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