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Patentable Subject Matter After the Supreme Court Bilski Opinion

In Bilski v. Kappos, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed limitations on patentable subject matter in the context of a business method invention, analyzing a body of case law in such a way that some say could wrongly call into question the validity of many other patents and types of claims, while others argue it is not restrictive enough. A broad range of members of the patent community studied the decision, seeking to determine its effects on innovation, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. CIPLIT™ and the FCBA hosted a panel of experts who filed briefs in the case to discuss the implications of the opinion.

Pictured from left: Meredith Martin Addy, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, Robert Greenspoon, Flachsbart & Greenspoon, LLC, Mark Halligan, Nixon Peabody LLP, and Edward Manzo, Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP and moderator Joshua Sarnoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law.


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Professor Sarnoff named Edison Scholar.

Professor Joshua Sarnoff has been appointed a Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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15th Annual Niro Distinguished IP Lecture.

"How to Retain Patent Enforcement While Reforming It – Judges and Counsel Should Manage Infringement Suits, not Congress"

Featuring
Honorable Paul R Michel(Ret.)
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Commentator, Honorable James F Holderman
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

To view the video of this discussion, please click here.



In August 2013, four members of CIPLIT faculty participated in the 13th annual IP Scholars Conference, which originated at DePaul in 2000.

Professor Roberta Kwall opened the conference with a talk about the history of the conference and the top 10 things law faculty can do to enhance their career potential in this new reality of legal education. Professor Margit Livingston presented her paper on Copyright Infringement of Music: Determining Whether What Sounds Alike Is Alike. Professor Josh Sarnoff commented on Victoria Stodden’s paper, Software Patents as a Barrier to Scientific Transparency: An Unexpected Consequence of Bayh-Dole. Professor Fusco spoke about The Origins of Patent Examination in the Venetian Republic.



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