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Webinar: The Impact of Recent Section 101 Decisions on the Semiconductor and Integrated Circuits Industry

Finnegan-Hosted Event; Webinar; Speaking Engagement

November 15, 2016

Webinar

The speakers will discuss recent decisions from the Federal Circuit addressing patent eligibility under Section 101 and their impact on the semiconductor and IC industry.

  • In Synopsys v. Mentor Graphics, the Federal Circuit affirmed the invalidation of certain method claims for designing ICs, which are directed to conversion of a user's functional description of a logic circuit into an arrangement of hardware components that perform the logic circuit's functions based in large part on admissions that the process could be performed manually.
  • In McRo v. Bandai, the Federal Circuit recognized a difference between merely automating a known manual process and automating an unknown process.
  • The speakers will address the distinctions between the outcomes in these and other cases and how to navigate patent-eligible claims in the semiconductor and IC areas.
Moderator: 
Ming-Tao Yang

Speakers: 
Rajeev Gupta 
Dori Hines

Live Broadcast:
North America West Coast
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Asia
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. India
11:00 - 12:00 a.m. China/Taiwan
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Japan/Korea

Register:
There is no charge to attend this program. Please register by Monday, November 14, 2016. Webinar access and dial-in information will be sent upon registration.

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Finnegan records all hosted webinars. To view the recorded program, simply register for the webinar and you will receive an access link shortly after the live program is complete.

Speaker:
Yang, Ming-Tao
Gupta Ph.D., Rajeev
Hines, Doris Johnson

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Webinar: The Impact of Recent Section 101 Decisions on the Semiconductor and Integrated Circuits Industry