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  • Recorded Webinar from September 24, 2020
Latest Developments in the Patentability of AI- and Software-Based Inventions

Please join Fitch Even for a free webinar, “Latest Developments in the Patentability of AI- and Software-Based Inventions,” on September 24, 2020, at 9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12 noon EDT.

The changes in subject matter eligibility prompted by the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank and subsequent Federal Circuit and district court cases have continued to make it challenging to patent inventions tied to artificial intelligence and other types of software. The legal analysis often turns on how the software interacts with the outside world and the nature of the problems it solves.

During this webinar, we will provide an update on the latest legal developments in computer software patentability along with guidance on best practices for protecting software-related innovations, covering these topics and more:

  • Ramifications of recent post-Alice Federal Circuit cases
  • Updated USPTO guidelines
  • Tips for patent application drafting
  • Tips for responding to office actions

Our presenters will be Fitch Even attorneys Thomas F. Lebens and Zachary Van Engen.

Tom has served clients in preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, including appeals, post-grant review, and interferences, since 1991. He often assists clients with a wide variety of software-based and software-implemented inventions, many involving artificial intelligence. Tom also offers counsel in IP and business strategy, licensing issues, validity analysis and opinions, and copyright matters.

Zach’s IP law practice encompasses patent preparation and prosecution, product clearance studies, freedom-to-operate and infringement analysis, and IP-related due diligence and transactions. He works with clients in high-tech areas including electronics, computer technology, mechanical engineering, and medical devices.

A recording of this webinar is available through September 23, 2021.

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