USPTO’s Subject Matter Eligibility: The Dos and Don’ts in 2016 and Beyond

Broadcast Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
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Raul Tamayo
Amelia Feulner Baur, Ph.D
Mark Nelson


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About McNeill Baur PLLC

McNeill Baur PLLC, a 100% woman-owned IP firm, provides comprehensive patent law services to the biotech/pharma sector from invention through warning letters. Nearly all of attorneys and staff honed their legal talents at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, & Dunner, LLP. Providing the same very high quality patent prosecution and counseling services as we did at a top patent firm, our firm focuses on being responsive, flexible, and experienced. Due to our small size and boutique-firm economics, we are able to offer more flexible billing options and lower hourly charges. We are also able to have more experienced attorney working directly on client matters, instead of simply overseeing them.

Our firm comprises five partners, one counsel, two associates, one patent agent, six patent prosecution coordinators, and administrative support staff. Seven of our professionals have PhD degrees, one has a Masters degree, and one was a former USPTO examiner. We have attorneys in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Georgia, and Wisconsin. Several of our attorneys have had leadership roles in widely recognized bar associations, including the ABA, the DC Bar, and the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) and our attorneys are invited to participate in speaking engagements throughout the country, in Europe, and though webinar formats.


About Dentons US LLP

With more than 300 Intellectual Property and Technology (IP&T) lawyers and advisors worldwide, Dentons covers all aspects of strategic intellectual property portfolio management, including patent prosecution and appeals, counseling and due diligence opinions, inter partes reviews, patent interferences, patent reissues and reexaminations, infringement litigation, licensing and risk management. We specialize in the handling of high-value patents, including on some of the largest and best-known technologies, in sophisticated areas of prosecution that many other firms rarely undertake. And we always prosecute patents with an eye toward withstanding the challenges they may later face in licensing negotiations or litigation. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' agile global team builds tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 140 locations serving 50-plus countries.