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Post-Alice Federal Circuit Software/Business Method Decisions Relating to Patent Eligibility
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LES Greater Washington, DC Chapter Meeting

11/18/2015
When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
12:00 PM
Where: Sidley & Austin, DC Office
1501 K Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States

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DATE & TIME
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
12:00 pm — 12:30 pm Networking
12:30 pm — 1:15 pm Presentation 

LOCATION
Sidley & Austin, DC Office
1501 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

TITLE
Post-Alice Federal Circuit Software/Business Method Decisions Relating to Patent Eligibility and the Brand New USPTO Guidelines

SPEAKER
Dale Lazar, DLA Piper

DESCRIPTION
The Federal Circuit has issued about 15 decisions since Alice concerning patent eligibility in the software/business method area. Also, on July 30, 2015, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued updated guidelines concerning subject matter eligibility. Join us for an interactive session about what we have learned recently from the Federal Circuit and whether the updated USPTO guidelines are leading examiners in the right or wrong direction.

ONLINE REGISTRATION
LES Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

Online Registration Deadline: November 16, 2015 12 pm, EST

CANCELLATION POLICY
No refunds after November 16, 2015
Substitutions are permitted

SPEAKER BIO
Dale Lazar counsels on intellectual property matters concerning a variety of technologies. He concentrates his practice in patenting electronic technology, patenting and copyrighting computer hardware and software, litigating patents and copyrights, negotiating and drafting licenses for patents and software and preparing software-related agreements. Mr. Lazar has also been involved in analyzing electronic and computer-related patents and copyright for infringement and validity.

Mr. Lazar teaches patent law at George Mason University Law School and writes and lectures extensively on patent prosecution and litigation for the Patent Resources Group. He taught "Designing around Valid US Patents" from 1993 to 1999; "Electronics and Software Patent Copyright Practice" in 1998; "Advanced Patent Prosecution" from 1979 to 1998; and has taught "Crafting and Drafting Winning Patents" since 1999 and the Patent Bar review course since 1984. He also has lectured to groups around the world on topics related to US patent law and has authored a number of papers on patent subjects.