Scope of Patentable Subject Matter: What You Need to Know
Overview:In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest issues with regard to the scope of patent-eligible subject matter.Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Scope of patent-eligible subject matter
- Guidance in determining subject matter eligibility
- New USPTO patent subject matter eligibility guidelines
- Issues related to patenting pharmaceutical compositions
- Categories of patentable subject matter based on the Patent Act of 1952
Who Should Attend:
- Biotech/Pharma Industry Lawyers
- Professionals coming from Biotech and Pharmaceutical Firms
- General Counsel in the life sciences and healthcare industries
- Life Sciences and Health Care Practice Consultants/Advisors
- Patent attorneys
- Patent Consultants
- IP Attorneys & Related Consultants
- Other related/interested professionals
Charles R. Macedo, a physicist by training, litigates in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark and copyright law, with a special emphasis in complex litigation and appellate work. Companies and individuals from a wide range of industries turn to him to develop offensive and defensive strategies for the development and enforcement of their patent and trademark portfolios.
Mr. Macedo is currently co-Chair of the Amicus Committee of the Association. He has been principal counsel or additional counsel on amicus briefs in some of the leading patent cases of recent years, including Mayo v. Prometheus (at the Supreme Court), Association of Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics Inc. (at the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit), CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice (at the Federal Circuit en banc and at the Supreme Court in the petition and merits brief stage). Mr. Macedo was also principal attorney for amicus submissions to the full court of the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court in In re Bilski and Bilski v. Kappos. He has successfully litigated and defended patents directed to computer implemented methods and systems for processing financial transactions, and he will be discussing Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Cased Regarding Abstract Ideas.
Mr. Macedo holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from The Catholic University of America and a law degree from Columbia Law School, both of which he graduated with honors.
Charles R. Macedo, a physicist by training, litigates in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark and copyright …
Raul Tamayo joined the USPTO in 2007 as a legal advisor in the Office of Patent Legal Administration (OPLA). He became a senior legal advisor in 2012. As a senior legal advisor, Mr. Tamayo is involved with many projects, including administration of the Patent Term Restoration provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act, administration of Patents’ compliance with rulemaking considerations, such as the Paperwork Reduction Act, and implementation of pilot programs, such as Quick Path IDS and After Final Consideration 2.0. Mr. Tamayo has recently focused on subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101, and is part of the team tasked with implementing eligibility policy in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Alice and Myriad decisions.
Prior to joining the USPTO, Mr. Tamayo spent over 8 years in private practice at Sughrue Mion, PLLC, in Washington, DC.
Raul Tamayo joined the USPTO in 2007 as a legal advisor in the Office of Patent Legal Administration (OPLA). He …
Maria Luisa Palmese is a partner at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP. Ms. Palmese represents clients in both complex IP litigation and high stakes prosecution matters, with a particular focus in the life sciences. Ms. Palmese maintains a global practice and has substantial experience in preparing and trying complex cases as well as counseling small and medium sized businesses in using IP to create value. Ms. Palmese is closely following developments in the area of patent-eligibility, in particular as it relates to the life sciences, including regenerative medicine, biotechnology, cosmetics and materials. Ms. Palmese received her BS from MIT in chemistry and her JD from Columbia Law School. She also holds an LLM from the Munich Intellectual Property Center. She can be reached at email@example.com or 1.212.908.6444.
Maria Luisa Palmese is a partner at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP. Ms. Palmese represents clients in both complex IP litigation …
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