Mary Murray, Principal, Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. to Speak at The Knowledge Group's Event

Top Quote The Knowledge Group has announced today that Mary Murray, Principal, Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Effective Tools & Techniques to Minimize Section 101 Rejection in a Patent Prosecution Minefield”. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) September 28, 2017 - This event is scheduled on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (ET).

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    About Mary Murray
    Mary has an extensive scientific background and has been a patent attorney for over twenty years. She was elected to the Board of Mass MEDIC, where she served for six years, and as an officer for three years. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Mary participated in grant review panels for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. She also authored or co-authored over fifty peer-reviewed scientific publications.

    An alumnus of Suffolk University Law School, Mary is also the Chairperson of the law school’s Intellectual Property Advisory Board, which is dedicated to advancing the legal and professional training of law students and the intellectual property community. Mary is an active speaker, moderator, and author on issues relating to intellectual property, recently speaking at MassBio on the topic “Innovation in Life Sciences: Demystifying Patent Eligibility.”

    About Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
    Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is among New England's largest law firms devoted to the practice of intellectual property law. The firm specializes in patents, trademarks, intellectual property litigation, copyrights, licensing, due diligence, trade secrets, and intellectual property counseling. The firm provides intellectual property legal expertise in biotechnology, chemistry, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering. bout Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

    Event Synopsis:
    Determining the eligibility of a claim in a patent or patent application under 35 U.S.C. § 101 has become a challenging task, particularly in the fields of business methods, computer software, and biotechnology. In 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued guidance for use in evaluating the eligibility of claimed subject matter based on the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank.

    Despite these guidelines, and despite many hypothetical examples provided by the United States Patent and Trademark Office since Alice, there is wide-spread disagreement and confusion over application of the Supreme Court’s decision. As a result, patentees and patent applicants must have a thorough understanding of patent eligibility doctrine.

    The panel will discuss the examination guidelines and some examples published by the U.S. Patent Office, a short history of the current state of subject matter eligibility, and briefly summarize and critique proposals for amending the governing statute, 35 U.S.C. § 101, announced by three major American intellectual property associations. The panel will also introduce a proposed alternative and offer some related practical guidance for prosecution before the Patent Office.

    Key topics include:
    -Two-Step Analysis
    -Recent Case Law
    -Risks and Pitfalls
    -Proposed Amendments to the Current Statute and Implications
    -Alternative to Amendments to the Current Statute
    -Practical Guidance

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:

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