American University Washington College of Law hosts the Second Annual Patent Administrative Law Symposium: Patent Subject-Matter Eligibility Today: Software, Genomics & Business Methods

April 12, 2013
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Room 603

Patentable subject matter has plagued the appellate courts for years. Now, the issue appears to be coming to a head—or rather, three. This symposium analyzes the current conflicted state of 35 U.S.C. § 101 and the patentable subject matter exception in the context of electronics and software patents, diagnostic and biotechnology patents, and computer-implemented business method patents.  These three distinct areas of patent eligibility developed under three very different regimes.  The upcoming decisions in CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp., AMP v. USPTO (the Myriad case), and the ongoing implementation of Covered Business Method Post-Grant Review are driving the change.

Panelists will discuss the significance, advantages, and drawbacks of each in three panels in an attempt to contribute certainty and perspective to an ever-changing area of the law.  Esteemed speakers include in-house intellectual property counsel at Google, Rosetta Stone, and Smith Detections; noted intellectual property lawyers; IP bloggers; International Trade Commission-Nominated F. Scott Kieff; and Administrative Patent Judges at the new Patent Trial and Appeals Board.

Presented by the American University Intellectual Property Brief;Co-Sponsored by the Administrative Law Review

Program Flyer and Agenda

04.12.13 Flyer

WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – No Charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

CLE Accreditation - $275.00
(5 credit hours) will be applied for as requested to different states.

For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or



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