Patentability of Software After Alice

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Wednesday November 2
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Via the web.

On Wednesday, November 2, we discussed the fate of software patents in light of the Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice v. CLS Bank. The decision called into question the patentability of many software-driven innovations.

Fish attorneys Christina McDonough (Boston), Frank Gerratana (Boston) and Patrick Darno (Washington, DC), explored the Patent Office’s guidance on patent eligibility for business method and software-based patents as well as offered best practices on how you can protect your software under new Alice standards. Our discussion also covered:

  • Overcoming 101 rejections at the USPTO
  • Developing filing and claim strategies that work
  • Understanding the PTO’s process of classifying and assigning applications