Essential Developments in Patent Subject Matter Eligibility: What Lies Ahead in 2017?

Broadcast Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
Fang Xie
Robert McFarlane
Mark Thronson
Alison Maddeford


About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A single entity worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.


About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett is a full-service law firm with more than 150 attorneys based in California with offices in San Francisco, the North Bay, Sacramento, the East Bay and Los Angeles.  Hanson Bridgett’s clients range from Fortune 500 corporations and global companies to governmental entities and regional businesses to individuals.  Hanson Bridgett are a certified B Corp and prides itself on its mission of socially responsibility, commitment to diversity, charitable giving, pro bono legal work and hands-on service. More information on Hanson Bridgett can be found at


About Blank Rome LLP

By listening to general counsel, business leaders, and entrepreneurs, and anticipating their needs, Blank Rome LLP has provided exceptional service to clients for seventy years.  Blank Rome has become one of America’s largest and most successful law firms by adding leading talent and new practice areas to handle critical client matters. 

The firm’s eighty-plus intellectual property attorneys are located in Philadelphia, Houston, New York, and Washington, DC.  Blank Rome combines decades of intellectual property litigation experience, throughout the United States, and globally, with a robust prosecution, procurement, and asset management practice to devise strategies that help clients protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property assets.  


About Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP is committed to the same principle as their IP clients: innovation. Their engagements often address managing IP portfolios, beginning with obtaining protection, through building the portfolio and determining freedom to operate, and finally protecting IP assets. Their work focuses on patent litigation, post-grant review processes before the PTO, trade secrets, trade dress, trademarks and copyrights.

They have successfully litigated and tried cases involving technical fields such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals and Hatch-Waxman, biotech, consumer products, software, hardware, semiconductors, ecommerce and mechanical devices.  They have developed defense strategies against patent trolls (non-practicing entities) and expedited the process for patent reviews for specious patents.