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Chicago May Event

When: Wednesday, May 17
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (MBHB)
300 South Wacker Dr.
31st Fl.
Chicago, Illinois  60606
United States
Contact: Mark Hankins
(815) 529-8777

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Updates on the U.S. Patentability Front

Expert Presentation and Lunch


Wednesday, May 17

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Burghoff LLP (MBHB)
300 South Wacker Dr., 31st Fl.
Chicago, IL  60606 


The Chicago Chapter is pleased to present an event focused on recent cases and issues related to patentable subject matter. The event will be held at the offices of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP and lunch will be served.

One of the biggest current challenges in patent law is determining the patentability of inventions related to abstract ideas, laws of nature, and natural products. This affects a wide variety of technologies including pharmaceuticals, diagnostic methods, software-controlled medical devices, and software-related applications. In this workshop, Patrick Gattari and Michael Borella will provide a practical understanding of the recent applications of Myriad/Mayo/Alice triad of Supreme Court decisions as well as recent lower court decisions affecting patentability. The presenters will walk through examples of patent claims from a variety technology areas to provide real-world guidance for making patent-related business decisions.



Through May 15:

LES Member:  $35.00
Non-Member:  $45.00

LES Student Member:  $20.00 

After May 15:

LES Member:  $40.00
Non-Member:  $50.00

LES Student Member:  $25.00 


Patrick G. Gattari

Patrick G. Gattari is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP and serves as Chair of the firm's Medical Device & Diagnostics Practice Group. Mr. Gattari's practice focuses on patent prosecution and technology licensing, with emphasis in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and medical devices. His 20-plus years of practice has emphasized patent portfolio management and the licensing, acquisition, and sale of intellectual property. He is a trusted advisor on the structuring and negotiation of IP transactions and IP-related issues associated with mergers, acquisitions, and other capital events. 

Michael S. Borella 

Michael S. Borella is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP and serves as Chair of the firm's Software & Business Methods Practice Group. Dr. Borella has drafted or been involved in the prosecution of hundreds of patents in the U.S., as well as in other jurisdictions in the fields of networking, Internet telephony, wireless communication technologies, telecommunications, cloud computing, routing, TCP/IP, computer graphics and imaging, voice and facial recognition, robotics, and mobile applications.

This event is generously hosted by McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP





The Chicago Chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.


A $5.00 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after May 15.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.


Disability/Dietary Needs
Requests for ADA accommodations and special dietary needs should be submitted to the event contact listed at the top of the page. 


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