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The Current Chaos in Patent Law and its Impact on Business Lawyers

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Date Published

January 26, 2021

Publisher

Mecklenburg County Bar

Subjects

General, Trademark & Intellectual Property Law

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Summary

For the past several years the Supreme Court has been getting deeply into the issue of what is and isn't patentable. The Court's decisions have covered biotechnology, medicine, and software-based inventions, and the result has been chaos in the Patent Office and the lower courts. This chaos directly affects patent lawyers, of course, but there are also significant implications for business lawyers trying to advise their clients on a day-to-day basis. This presentation will review the Supreme Court cases and the current, confused state of the law, and offer some suggestions about helping business clients negotiate the chaos.

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Presenters

John Conley
Robinson Bradshaw

John Conley is of counsel to Robinson Bradshaw. His practice focuses on advising clients and assisting them with strategic... Read More

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