Computers, Software, Biology: The USPTO and Supreme Court's Slippery Slope Explored

    Computers, Software, Biology: The USPTO and Supreme Court's Slippery Slope Explored
    CLE 90 min

    Computers, Software, Biology: The USPTO and Supreme Court's Slippery Slope Explored

    • The download and on-demand online course for this title will be available for ABA Value Pass subscribers.
    • CD-ROM available to order 3 weeks before the program. Online courses and downloads will be available about a week after the program.
    • Recording date: November 5, 2014
    • Product Code: CE1411INVUMB
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    There has been an ever-increasing acceptance of the proposition that certain kinds of knowledge, some based in mathematics and others based in biology, deserve wider intellectual property protection. The most significant example has been the court’s allowance of newer life forms (albeit created from human ingenuity) and business method patents (mathematical computations in the form of programs executed on a computer). In Ass'n for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., the issues exposed the chagrin of the scientific community and how the patenting of genes represents an encroachment on subject matter that was once regarded as nature or public information, creating what some predict are obstacles to progress. And another art (software), CLS Bank International v. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. exposed similar tensions.

    In this program, our expert panel will discuss:

    • Similarities and differences between disparate classes of inventions

    • Ideas for thinking through claims that might successfully skirt the margins of currently unprotectable technology

    • Considerations that need to be made by the draftsperson

    Product Details

    Moderators

    Joseph R Carvalko

    Panelists

    Carl Giordano, John Yankovich

    Sponsors

    ABACLE, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Section of Science & Technology Law

    Product Code

    CE1411INVUMB

    Duration

    90

    Publication Date

    11/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

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