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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

9/17/2015
When: Thursday, September 17, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: DLA Piper One Freedom Square
11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 300
Reston, Virginia 
United States

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DATE & TIME
Thursday, September 17, 2015
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm Networking
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm Presentation
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm Networking

LOCATION
DLA Piper
One Freedom Square
11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA

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 concerning what we have learned recently from the Federal Circuit and whether the updated USPTO guidelines are leading examiners in the right or the wrong direction.

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

Online Registration Deadline: September 16, 2015 12 pm, EDT

CANCELLATION POLICY
No refunds after September 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.