The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "CLS Opinions: What to Do Now" on May 30, 2013 beginning at 2:00 pm (ET). A panel consisting of Michael Chernoff, Director of Legal Services, Patent Operations for Accenture; Andrew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and J. Michael Jakes of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP will provide their thoughts on the following topics:
• Bolstering the specification of a patent to follow
the line of reasoning in RCT and Ultramercial;
• Including as much detail as possible on how the computer implements the idea, even though that's not a guarantee the claims will be found eligible;
• Focusing on Judge Lourie's rejection of the idea that subject matter eligibility is a threshold question that a judge must always consider first, and his emphasis that all issued patents are presumed to be valid; and
• Whether the Federal Circuit's rulings in prior software patent cases, such as Cybersource and Dealertrack, are precedential.
The registration fee for the webinar is $120 (government and academic rates are available upon request). Those interested in registering for the webinar can do so here.