"Alice Corp. Case Update - Abstract Ideas Ineligible for Patenting"
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Intern., 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014), is one of the most significant patent cases in recent years affecting the potential validity of numerous patents, the value of the intellectual property held in many companies, the ability for inventors to obtain patents for their inventions, the impact of the patent troll industry, and the strategies of companies accused of patent infringement.
The presentation will provide an update on the changes in Section 101 jurisprudence following the Alice Corp. decision, including:
· An overview of the Alice Corp. decision
· The USPTO’s guidance for patent applicants on its Section 101 review
· Developments in the post-grant review process
· The impact on litigation strategies
· A discussion of notable post-Alice Corp. cases
Additionally, because the Alice Corp. decision will likely affect the buying or selling of company patent assets, we encourage transactional attorneys, professional, venture capitalists and others practicing in these fields to attend this program.
DATE: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
TIME: 6:00-7 p.m. - Registration, Heavy Appetizers, Beverages
7:00 p.m. - Program
LOCATION: DLA Piper
2000 University Avenue, Suite 100, East Palo Alto
If you have problems registering for the March dinner and want to make a reservation, please email Casey at email@example.com.
DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Friday noon, March 27, 2015. Online registration automatically closes at that time - please make your reservation online by the deadline as there are only a few extra spaces allotted at the meeting for walk-ins. The venue may not be able to serve meals beyond the guaranteed number expected for the meeting.
SVIPLA Tax ID#-77-0491659
MCLE: This event will qualify for 1 hour of CLE. The Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.
SVIPLA MEMBERSHIP YEAR RENEWAL DUE - 2014-2015
REMINDER: Renewal or new SVIPLA memberships are now due - the membership year is September 2014 - June 2015. Please renew your membership at time of registering for the September dinner meeting or separately at www.svipla.org.