Orlando Lopez with Burns & Levinson LLP to Speak at TKG’s USPTO’s New Subject Matter Eligibility Guidelines: Is Change Coming? LIVE Webcast

Top Quote Orlando Lopez, Ph.D., Partner, Burns & Levinson LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “USPTO’s New Subject Matter Eligibility Guidelines: Is Change Coming?” scheduled for January 18, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET). End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 05, 2019 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Orlando Lopez, Ph.D., Partner, Burns & Levinson LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “USPTO’s New Subject Matter Eligibility Guidelines: Is Change Coming?” This event is scheduled for January 18, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET).

    For further details, please visit: https://theknowledgegroup.org/event-homepage/?event_id=3716

    About Orlando Lopez
    Orlando Lopez is a Partner in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Prior to joining Burns & Levinson LLP in January 2006, he was with the firm Perkins Smith & Cohen LLP. In his practice, Dr. Lopez concentrates on helping his clients, which range from individual inventors to large multinational corporations and universities, identify and protect their intellectual property and build their patent portfolios. He applies his broad technical expertise and his experience in intellectual property to counsel his clients.

    Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Dr. Lopez has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in diverse areas of technology such as nanotechnology, optics, quantum optics, software, business methods, telecommunications, wireless applications, electronic imaging, medical devices, mechanical and physical devices.

    Dr. Lopez also has over twenty-five years of experience at various high technology companies, including Polaroid, Data General, Control Data, and Science Applications, as a technical manager, program manager, engineer and researcher. His experience spans from managing product design projects, managing complex research teams involving software, IC design, optics, mechanics and electronics to being an active researcher in areas from magnetic and optical recording and electromagnetic effects to imaging science. He has broad knowledge in a variety of engineering and physical science disciplines including physical devices, optics, software, imaging science and mechanical devices.

    About Burns & Levinson LLP
    Burns & Levinson provides high-level, client-centric and results-oriented legal services to the firm’s regional, national and international clients. Burns & Levinson is a full-service law firm with over 125 lawyers in Boston, Providence and other regional offices, with areas of expertise in: business/finance, business litigation, divorce/family law, venture capital/emerging companies, employment, estate planning, government investigations, intellectual property, M&A/private equity, probate/trust litigation, and real estate. The firm partners with its clients to solve their business and personal legal issues in a collaborative, creative, and cost-effective way. For more information, visit Burns & Levinson at www.burnslev.com.

    Event Synopsis:
    On April 19, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a memo to the Patent Examining Corps modifying examination guidelines for Section 101 rejections. The new guidance, which was issued in light of the recent Federal Circuit decisions on Berkheimer and Aatrix, is expected to improve upcoming patent applications which could result to enhanced patent quality and increased approval rates. Consequently, the USPTO issued another memo on June 7, 2018, addressing the patent eligibility of "method of treatment claims" following the Federal Circuit decision in Vanda Pharms. Inc. v. West-Ward Pharms.

    With the continuously evolving landscape of patent law, identifying subject matter eligibility has remained a constant struggle for patent owners. It is, therefore, imperative for businesses and their counsel to keep themselves abreast of the recent updates, such as these guidelines, to be able to maximize opportunities and overcome challenges.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the USPTO’s New Subject Matter Eligibility Guidelines. Speakers will present key issues and trends surrounding this significant topic. They will also go beyond the basics and provide a sneak peek of the potential implications of the new guidelines.

    Key topics include:
    • USPTO’s New Subject Matter Eligibility Guidelines: An Overview
    • Trends, Developments and Updates
    • Recent Court Decisions
    o Berkheimer
    o Aatrix
    o Vanda Pharms. Inc. v. West-Ward Pharms
    • Identifying Red Flags
    • Opportunities and Pitfalls
    • What Lies Ahead

    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 for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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