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Navigating Patent Eligibility Concerns Under New PTO Alice/Mayo Guidance
On January 7, 2019, the USPTO published new guidance to examiners concerning determining subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In this timely webinar, Brooks Kushman shareholders Isaac Slutsky and Rachel Smith will review these revised procedures and discuss potential strategies to maximize the benefit from the changes, while avoiding potential downsides.

Topics include:

• What cases the revisions will affect
• How the revised guidelines will impact subject matter eligibility questions for patents involving abstract ideas
• How the revisions will help to streamline Alice/Mayo analysis in the future
• How to submit comments on the guidance
• Maximizing the “practical application” aspect of the analysis of claims moving forward

Jan 31, 2019 2:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Isaac Slutsky
Shareholder @Brooks Kushman
Isaac’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecuting of patent applications, primarily in the computer science and electrical arts. Isaac provides counseling to clients of all sizes, and has worked with clients in a broad range of industries including computer software, consumer electronics, telecommunications, automotive, and medical devices. In addition to counseling clients on patent prosecution, Isaac advises clients on complying with open source license terms and obligations. He has an in-depth understanding of various license agreements and works alongside clients to create compliance strategies.
Rachel Smith
Shareholder @Brooks Kushman
Rachel is a registered patent attorney and focuses primarily on domestic and foreign patent prosecution in the electrical arts. Rachel consults clients from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, and she has a deep understanding of various technologies in mechanical and electrical arts. In particular, she has extensive experience prosecuting patent applications in consumer electronics, automotive, medical device, and network technologies. Her practice further includes drafting patentability, infringement, validity and freedom to operate opinions.