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Webinar: What The Bilski Decision Means For Your IP Portfolio

Finnegan-Hosted Event; Webinar; Speaking Engagement

July 7, 2010


To view the recorded webinar, or download a copy of the slides, please click here. Program run time is approximately 60 minutes.

On June 28, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated opinion in the landmark case Bilski v. Kappos. Bilski addresses what is perhaps the most fundamental question in patent law: what is patentable? At the Supreme Court, where Finnegan’s Mike Jakes argued on behalf of inventors Bernard L. Bilski and Rand A. Warsaw, Bilski generated nearly 70 amicus briefs from parties ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to individual inventors. In its Bilski opinion, the Supreme Court agreed with Finnegan’s arguments that section 101 of the Patent Act should be interpreted broadly and that the Federal Circuit’s restrictive “machine−or−transformation” test should be rejected.

This webinar will examine the history and holding of this important case and also its implications both in litigation and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In particular, the webinar will offer:

    • A view from counsel’s table—first−hand recollections from the team that represented Bilski and Warsaw at the Supreme Court 
    • Insights on what the Supreme Court’s Bilski opinion means for your business 
    • Real−world guidance on how to prosecute (or attack) business method patents after Bilski 
    • An assessment of how the USPTO will evaluate method patents after Bilski, including analysis of just−published USPTO guidelines for examiners

Jeffrey A. Berkowitz

Erika Harmon Arner
J. Michael Jakes

12:00 PM EDT
9:00 AM PDT

There is no charge to view this program. Please register to view the on-demand recording.

Arner, Erika Harmon
Berkowitz, Jeffrey A.
Jakes, J. Michael

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What The Bilski Decision Means For Your IP Portfolio