Morgan Lewis Seminars

Washington, D.C. IP Academy Series: Patentable Subject Matter

Friday, January 10, 2014
01:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

On December 6, 2013, in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l., the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed another issue in determining patentable subject matter. Since the Supreme Court’s 2012 decision in Mayo v. Prometheus, only few guidelines are available from the Court and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), with the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in Alice Corp. illustrating the current split even among the judges.

Please join Morgan Lewis as we review the background of the U.S. practice in determining patentable subject matter and its difference with other countries’ practices. We will also discuss the currently available USPTO examination guidelines and how to use them.

Topics will include:

  • A review of patentable subject matter
  • Recent cases regarding patentable subject matter
  • Practical tips regarding the use of USPTO’s examination guidelines

Friday, January 10, 2013
4:30–5:30 pm

Morgan Lewis
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20004

Featured Presenter:
H. Janice Lee, Ph.D.

For more information, please contact Edita Vatenaite at or 202.739.5668.