2-Credit CLE Seminar – Patent Ineligible Abstract Ideas

Temple Law Japan is honored to present Mr. Adam Langley as a special guest speaker for a 2-credit CLE seminar on the topic Patent Ineligible Abstract Ideas.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
18:30 doors open
19:00 seminar starts
21:00 seminar ends
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall 5th Floor (Access)
¥5,000 for attendees requiring CLE credit.
(Free to anyone not requiring credit)
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  • The seminar is held in English.
  • Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are most welcome to attend.

Since the Supreme Court ruling in Bilski v. Kappos, practitioners have struggled to define the exact bounds of patentable subject matter when an abstract idea is present. Recently, the Supreme Court's ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank has provided some structure to the analysis of determining patentable subject matter, yet many questions remain concerning the application of this analysis, especially to different fields of technology. This seminar will analyze subject matter decisions made at the PTAB, District Courts, and the Federal Circuit since Alice v. CLS Bank. These decisions cover not only business methods and financial systems, but also software, electronics, and other areas of technology that the new analysis has affected. The seminar will also discuss strategies to combat an ineligibility rejection or defense in light of these decisions and drafting techniques to ensure patentable subject matter during prosecution.

About the Speaker

Adam Langley

Adam Langley is a U.S. Patent Attorney who has counseled scientists, engineers, medical doctors, professors, and prominent inventors with an emphasis on broadening the scope of their inventions. He has advised owners, board members, and CEOs on patent strategy. In 2012, Adam joined a Law Firm in Tokyo, where he now supports Japanese inventors and companies in obtaining and managing U.S. patent rights.

About CLE Credit

Attorneys who need credit should bring their state attorney ID number so that they can complete the necessary paperwork. Various states, including California and New York, recognize Pennsylvania CLE credits. However, attorneys are responsible for checking with the CLE board in their jurisdiction before attending the CLE seminar whether Pennsylvania CLE credits will count towards their CLE requirements and what their jurisdiction requires them to do to claim out-of-state CLE credits. Please inform us before the seminar if your CLE board requires anything other than a copy of the Pennsylvania CLE credit form and a certificate of attendance.