2014-03-26 Patentable Subject Matter: Bank’ing on Supreme Uncertainty


Patentable Subject Matter: Bank’ing on Supreme Uncertainty
March 26, 2014

Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association
New Haven, Connecticut

Donald M. Prather, Ph.D., Esq. will speak at the Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association’s (CIPLA) meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2014. The meeting will be held at the Graduate Club in New Haven, Connecticut (www.graduateclub.com).

Dr. Prather’s presentation will be on “Patentable Subject Matter: “Bank’ing on Supreme Uncertainty.”

Abstract: After many years of relative silence by the Supreme Court on the topic of patentable subject matter, the Supreme Court will again revisit this topic for the third time in less than four years. In December 2013, the Supreme Court granted cert in the case of Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International after the Federal Circuit failed to provide a majority opinion and produced several opinions with highly divergent views on patentable subject matter. Along with the Supreme Court’s other recent holdings in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics and Mayo v. Prometheus, there is an increasing uncertainty surrounding the “murky morass” of patentable subject matter. This talk will discuss these Supreme Court cases and attempt to produce “a consistent, cohesive, and accessible approach” to the analysis of patentable subject matter.

For more information or to register for this event, please see http://cipla.net/march-26-2014-meeting-patentable-subject-matter-banking-on-supreme-uncertainty/.

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