McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss? Not Even Close under New Mayo/Alice Regime for § 101" on August 27, 2015 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). In this presentation, MBHB attorneys and Patent Docs authors Grantland G. Drutchas and Dr. Donald L. Zuhn, Jr. will cover the implications of recent Supreme Court decisions that have substantially changed the foundations of 35 U.S.C., § 101 as reflected in a series of recent cases by the Federal Circuit and the district courts, from In re BRCA1– and BRCA2–Based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent Litigation (Ambry) through Ariosa v. Sequenom. Topics to be addressed the webinar include:
• An analysis of how these recent decisions have applied -- or misapplied -- the Mayo/Alice regime;
• A discussion of the likelihood of en banc review in Ariosa v. Sequenom (and whether or not that would be a good thing for Life Sciences);
• Suggestions for prosecuting Life Sciences patent applications under this new regime; and
• Proposed "fixes," including proposed amendments to § 101.
While there is no fee to participate, attendees must register in advance. Those wishing to register can do so here. CLE credit is pending for the states of California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia.