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Drafting Software Patents: Lessons from Key Lighthouse Cases

Thursday, February 14
12pm ET
Gene Quinn
John White
Kate Gaudry

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2019/02/14 12:00 PM EST

What You’ll Learn in This Webinar

CRITICAL CASES

7 critical cases and teachings every drafter must remember to address

NEW GUIDANCE

New USPTO patent eligibility guidance and its impact on examination

TIPS

Tips for drafting a software specification and patent claims to stand the test of time

About The Hosts

Gene Quinn
President and Founder, IPWatchdog.com
Gene Quinn is the president and founder of IPWatchdog.com, a patent attorney, law professor, and leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. Gene’s writings typically focus on pending legislation, rule making at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and general commentary about the state of the industry. Gene practices patent law with Widerman Malek, and the majority of his patent practice is focused on software patents and Internet innovations. Since 2000 he has also been a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course.the founder of IPWatchdog.com, a patent attorney, law professor, and leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. Gene’s writings typically focus on pending legislation, rule making at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and general commentary about the state of the industry. Gene practices patent law with Widerman Malek, and the majority of his patent practice is focused on software patents and Internet innovations. Since 2000 he has also been a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course.
John White
Patent Attorney

John White is a US patent attorney and a patent lecturer. He is an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and he is also the principal lecturer/author of the PLI Patent Bar Review Course, a course that he originally created.

Since John began teaching patent bar review courses in 1995, he has personally taught close to 50% of all practicing patent attorneys and patent agents how to successfully become admitted to the Patent Bar. John has also taught numerous US Patent Examiners at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) in the “Law and Evidence Course” necessary for them to advance to Partial Negotiation authority as Examiners. John serves as an expert witness in patent litigations and is regarded as a leading authority on patent practice and procedure. He maintains a select patent practice largely aimed at assisting start-up technology companies increase and monetize their patent portfolios.

Kate Gaudry
Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend
Kate Gaudry, Ph.D., focuses her practice at Kilpatrick Townsend on data-driven and strategic patent prosecution. Specifically, she routinely performs empirical analyses of general, portfolio-level or application-level prosecution techniques to inform her clients’ selection amongst various prosecution strategies. Through this research, she identifies probabilities and predictive factors of success for various approaches. She has authored over fifty publications sharing results of generally applicable analyses. Dr. Gaudry also frequently consults with legal-services companies to help avail big-data, statistical and artificial-intelligence tools to prosecution professionals. Most of her clients are in the software, computers, and quantitative-biology technical areas. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law, a Ph.D. in Computational Neurobiology from UCSD, and a B.S. in Physics from Fort Hays State University.

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