Patent Wars: Nautilus Awakens

MBHB Partner and Chicago-Kent College of Law adjunct professor Grant Drutchas is a featured speaker at a Chicago-Kent College of Law Intellectual Property Law Society sponsored program set for 5:30-9:30 p.m. on April 7, 2016, at the Chicago-Kent Auditorium and Lobby. MBHB associate Jordan Pringle will serve as moderator for the program.

Patent Wars: Nautilus Awakens

The Intellectual Property Law Society at Chicago-Kent College of Law will be hosting a panel discussion on claim definiteness since the Supreme Court’s decision in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. Practitioners of both patent prosecution and litigation will be given guidance on how to this case, and cases since, have and will continue to affect their practice.

Discussion will focus on the varying standards for both procuring a patent and post-grant review; claim construction issues; functional claiming; as well as whether the Supreme Court has substantively changed the standard. We will discuss a variety of recent cases and whether they would have come out differently under the old vs. new standards.

This event is approved for 1.5 general CLE hours in Illinois and 1.5 general CLE hours in Pennsylvania.


  • Jordan Pringle (Moderator), McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
  • Jeffrey Burgan, Leydig, Voit, and Mayer
  • Dr. Krista Vink Venegas, McDermott, Will & Emery
  • Margaux Nair, K&L Gates LLP
  • Grantland Drutchas, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

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