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U.S. Patent Subject Matter Eligibility In View of the Alice Decision and Recent USPTO §101 Guideline
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Ottawa Chapter Meeting

9/22/2015
When: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Main Boardroom
2600-160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 1C3
Canada

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Ottawa Chapter Meeting

The LES Ottawa Chapter and the IPIC Ottawa Informals Group present:

DATE & TIME:
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

TITLE
U.S. Patent Subject Matter Eligibility In View of the Alice Decision and Recent USPTO §101 Guidelines

SPEAKER
Terry Kramer, Kramer & Amado
Eric Nuss, Kramer & Amado

DESCRIPTION
This presentation will discuss 35 USC §101 (subject matter eligibility) and its application to software and electrical patents; the Alice Corp. Pty. v. CLS Bank Int'l. U.S. Supreme Court decision and framework; subsequent recent trends in §101 case law; and recent United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) guidance. The presentation will also provide practical patent prosecution tips for responding to §101 rejections based upon Alice and the USPTO guidance.

LOCATION
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Main Boardroom
2600-160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON, K1P 1C3
(613) 233-1781
www.gowlings.com

SCHEDULE

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Reception
5:30 pm Presentation Begins

COST:
$15.00 per person

SPACE IS LIMITED SO PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS:

For LES Members: 
Please RSVP with Michael Crichton’s assistant, Gloria Gyorgy, by telephone at (613) 786-0200 (ext. 57604) or e-mail at gloria.gyorgy@gowlings.com by Thursday, September 17, 2015. We ask that you forward payment (cheques payable to the Licensing Executives Society, not to “LES Ottawa”) to Michael Crichton, c/o Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, 160 Elgin Street, Suite 2600, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1C3. Cheques or cash on site are acceptable. Receipts available upon request.

For IPIC Members: 
Please RSVP with Patrick Laycock’s assistant, Melissa Cudrig, by telephone at (613) 232-2486 (ext. 1216) or by e-mail at MUCudrig@smart-biggar.ca by Thursday, September 17, 2015. We ask that you forward payment (cheques payable to The Ottawa IPIC Informals Group) to Patrick Laycock c/o Smart & Biggar, 55 Metcalfe St, Suite 900, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6L5. Cheques or cash on site are acceptable. Receipts available upon request.

Non-members are welcome and can register with either of the contacts above. Reservations are not confirmed until payment has been received and no refunds can be given for cancellations after Thursday, September 17, 2015.

SPEAKER BIOS
Terry Kramer
is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney, co-founder of Kramer and Amado (K&A), and Director of its Electronics and Computer group. Terry assists clients by preparing and prosecuting patent applications, preparing and prosecuting post-grant challenges and providing due diligence, freedom to practice, invalidity and non-infringement opinions. Terry strongly believes that Examiner interviews during patent prosecution at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) decrease application pendency, improve patent quality, can maximize claim scope, and minimize cost.

Eric Nuss is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney and oversees the work of the attorneys in K&A’s Electrical Engineering and Business Methods group. Eric’s technology expertise includes electronic circuits, devices, and systems, storage devices, LCD displays, semiconductor devices, cryptographic systems, communication systems (mobile, internet, powerline, wireless, and optical), computer systems, software, and business methods. Eric’s patent prosecution expertise includes a deep understanding of relevant case law and USPTO guidelines including the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP).