Patent Eligibility: Navigating the Supreme Court’s Recent Decisions

Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 09, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
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Jo Dale Carothers, Ph.D.
Jordan Becker
Ksenia Takhistova
Christopher L. Wight


About Weintraub Tobin

Great ideas take many shapes and are the impetus for great commercial endeavors. Weintraub Tobin’s Intellectual Property team works with national and global companies, start-up ventures, and individuals in all aspects of intellectual property. Experienced in a broad range of industries, including electronics, communications, software, digital media, entertainment, biotechnology, chemistry, mechanical systems, and fashion, Weintraub Tobin handles litigation and transactions involving protection, ownership, acquisition, licensing, infringement, and validity of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. The attorneys file and prosecute patent and trademark applications in the U.S. and internationally, handle disputes in the USPTO, and litigate cases in courts throughout the country.

Weintraub Tobin has a reputation for structuring cutting-edge transactions and resolving IP disputes. Large and diverse enough to deliver a powerful punch both inside and outside the courtroom, Weintraub Tobin is nimble enough to provide innovative strategies to help their clients thrive in the global marketplace. Efficient and cost-effective, Weintraub Tobin is the go-to firm for creative minds and inventive businesses.

In addition to its IP practice, Weintraub Tobin specializes in business, corporate and securities law; labor and employment law; real estate finance and transactional work; entertainment and new media; and business litigation. With offices strategically located in five cities across California, Weintraub Tobin is one of the most dynamic, fastest-growing law firms in California.


About Perkins Coie LLP

With more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie LLP represents great companies across a wide range of industries and stages of growth, from startups to FORTUNE 50 corporations.  Perkins Coie was named Patent Law Firm of the Year for two consecutive years and National Tier 1 in IP Litigation per U.S. News - Best Lawyers® (2013, 2014).  With more than 250 lawyers focused on IP litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, technology licensing, copyrights, and trade secret and unfair competition counseling, our IP practice group was also ranked by Law360 as one of the largest IP law practices in the country.  Our clients benefit from our interdisciplinary approach to matters, which combines extensive legal and technical experience with strong corporate and litigation resources in a leading technology law firm.


About Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

At Kenyon & Kenyon, we partner with our clients to provide the full range of intellectual property services. We represent clients in a broad range of industries and technologies, including automotive, chemicals, computer hardware and software, financial services, food and beverage, interactive entertainment, life sciences, mechanical, media and sports, pharmaceuticals, retail, universities and research institutions, and venture capital. From our offices in New York, Washington and Silicon Valley, we serve clients in a cost-effective and efficient manner across the globe in such areas as federal court litigations; U.S. Patent Office post grant proceedings; trademark oppositions and cancellations; International Trade Commission proceedings; patent prosecution, counseling and portfolio management; trademark prosecution, counseling and portfolio management; trademark clearance; copyright counseling and licensing; trade secrets and unfair competition; brand and technology licensing and development agreements; and social media counseling. Our IP practice has received widespread recognition, having been named a Top IP Firm by such publications as Chambers USA, Legal 500, IAM 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, Managing Intellectual Property and World Trademark Review.


About Snow Christensen & Martineau

Founded in 1886, ten years before Utah became a state, Snow, Christensen & Martineau is among Utah’s most reputable and long-standing law firms. Among its distinguished alumni is U.S. Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland, the only attorney from Utah to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.  Currently, SCM has over 55 attorneys in a variety of legal disciplines, including intellectual property prosecution and litigation, cyber defense, business law, trials and litigation, and insurance defense.