USPTO’s Subject Matter Eligibility: The Dos and Don’ts in 2017 and Beyond

Broadcast Date: Monday, March 20, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
Michael Bergman
Laura W. Smalley
Stephen J. Shaw
Jeffrey C. Wu, J.D., Ph.D.
Brenden S. Gingrich


About Bergman & Song LLP

Bergman & Song LLP is a boutique  Intellectual Property Law Firm located adjacent the Tufts University campus in suburban Boston, Massachusetts. The firm offers thoughtful and creative client counseling in patent and trademark prosecution, the preservation of trade secrets and facilitation of related commercial activities.

Clients of the firm include Fortune 500, midsize and small organizations as well as individual inventors. The firm’s attorneys bring broad technical and legal expertise to their patent office practice, and extensive business experience to address the strategic portfolio development needs of their clients.


About Harris Beach PLLC

Harris Beach is one of the oldest and largest law firms in New York state and among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. The firm is a full service law firm that represents a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, privately-held companies, public sector entities and not-for-profit organizations. Harris Beach is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a Top Tier firm in every major area of law, and was named in 44 practice group categories in Best Lawyers in America.

Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, nationally and internationally. With over 27 practice groups and 17 industry teams, the firm provides the full depth and breadth of legal services.  Principal industries represented include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities.


About Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world's most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions, and governments. Hogan Lovells helps you identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities. Hogan Lovells’ 2,500 lawyers on six continents provide practical legal solutions wherever your work takes you. Change is happening faster than ever, and to stay ahead, you need to anticipate what’s next. Legal challenges come from all directions. Hogan Lovells understands and works together with you to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. Whether you’re expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help. Whether change brings opportunity, risk, or disruption, be ready by working with Hogan Lovells.


About Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP has over 300 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law, including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at