pijip_logo_shortA Telecast by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Washington College of Law, American University and the Federal Circuit Bar Association are presenting a telecast on Patentable Subject Matter After the Bilski Oral Argument.

Date: November 19, 2009

Place: Washington College of Law

Time: 4:30- 6:30 p.m. EST

In Bilski v. Kappos, the U.S. Supreme Court addresses limitations on patentable subject matter in the context of a business method invention, analyzing a body of case law in such a way that some say could wrongly call into question the validity of many other patents and types of claims, while others argue it is not restrictive enough. The oral argument – and the subsequent decision – will be studied by a broad range of members of the patent community who are seeking to determine its effects on innovation, prosecution, licensing, and litigation.

The panelists for this program include: Raymond T. Chen, Solicitor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Counsel for Respondent, J. Michael Jakes, Finnegan Henderson, Counsel of Record for Petitioners, Nancy Linck, Rothwell, Figg, Counsel for Amicus Curiae BIO, and Randolph Moss, WilmerHale, Counsel for Amici Curiae Bank of America et al. A period for questions will follow.

Thomas C. Goldstein, Akin, Gump, Counsel for Amicus Curiae American Bar Association and Professor Joshua Sarnoff, Washington College of Law, American University, Counsel for Amici Curiae Eleven Law Professors and the AARP will moderate.

In addition to on-site attendance, the FCBA will also broadcast the program live via the web.  To register for this Program, please visit our website and use registration password “FCBAbilski09”. To view the flyer with coupon codes for reduced rates, click here .

The views of Professor Joshua Sarnoff can be seen at InherentlySarnoff. Professor Sarnoff also authored an amicus brief in Bilski, which is available here.

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