USPTO Legal Lecture and Panel Discussion – 101 Post Alice: How USPTO & Practitioners Are Reacting

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (“(IPLAC”) and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law are honored to be partnering with Techweek Chicago to present this USPTO Lecture and Panel Discussion.

We are delighted to welcome back to Chicago Director Christal Sheppard from the Detroit Satellite Office of the USPTO and to welcome to Chicago Michael Cygan from the USPTO’s Office of Patent Legal Administration. Michael Cygan will present on the USPTO’s December 2014 interim guidance for patentable subject matter eligibility. Dr. Sheppard will then moderate a panel discussion about how the Supreme Court’s Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International decision has impacted the USPTO and practitioners. Our panelists are IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Adjunct Professor Bradley Hulbert, who teaches patent law and is also a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, and attorneys Karl Fink and Mark Borsos, partners at Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP, who will share their insights and perspectives from the software and biotech fields.

Please join us at this event to learn the USPTO’s current viewpoints on patentable subject matter eligibility. Please come ready with good questions for the panel!


Friday, June 26, 2015

1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch

2:00-3:30 p.m. Presentation & Panel Discussion and Questions & Answers


IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

565 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60661

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