Meunier Carlin & Curfman principal, Rebecca Rudich, presents Practising Law Institute’s Patent Eligibility, Prior Art and Obviousness 2017: Current Trends in Sections 101, 102 and 103 amongst other industry leaders on May 15, 2017 in New York and June 13, 2017 in San Francisco.

The Supreme Court has, for reasons unknown, taken a renewed and profound interest in the U.S. patent system. This means the formerly settled backwater of 35 USC 101 has become a topic of excited weekly conversation between ourselves and our clients. The conundrum is not just what the current PTO guidelines or CAFC decisions are of today but, rather, where will we be in the years and decades ahead – during the enforcement period of patents now prosecuted and acquired. This program, for the 3rd year, includes 35 USC 101. In addition, the remaining touchstones of patentability: prior art (102) and obviousness (103), are thoroughly explored.  Obtain an essential working understanding of this complicated statute, including recent interpretations, case law, along with some perspective on the future of both.  The program is geared to patent lawyers who have some familiarity with existing 35 USC Sections 101/102/103 and regularly work with the statute in either litigation or patent prosecution. The course will advance the knowledge of all attendees from their respective starting points and provide new insights into the statute, recent amendments, and case law.

Up to six hours of CLE credit is available for this seminar.  For more information or to register, visit here.