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Engineering Patent Applications to Avoid Alice

Thursday, September 20
12pm ET
Gene Quinn
Mark Nowotarski
Megan McLoughlin

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What You’ll Learn in This Webinar

FIND WHAT IS FAVORABLE

Identifying Art Units and Technology Centers with historically lower and higher allowance rates

 

HOW TO USE HELPFUL LISTS

Using the “keep” list of words that are likely to veer your application toward the target groups, while avoiding the “kill” list that is likely to push an application toward groups with historically lower allowance rates

UNDERSTAND THE ROLE OF CLAIMS

Understanding the role claims play in Art Unit assignment and how you can use this to your advantage

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.
Mark Nowotarski
Founder, Markets, Patents & Alliances LLC
Mark Nowotarski is the author of the "Surviving Alice" series on Bilski Blog, a contributor to IPWatchdog and the ABA’s Landslide magazine. Mark is the founder of Markets, Patents & Alliances LLC, a patent prosecution firm specializing in business methods, and has been prosecuting business method patents since 2002. He is a former Corporate Fellow for Praxair Inc. where he invented and patented 17 innovations in green manufacturing technologies.  Mark has a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor's degree with honors in Aerospace, Mechanical Sciences and Engineering Physics from Princeton University.
Megan McLoughlin
Product Director, LexisNexis PatentAdvisor®

Megan McLoughlin is the product director for PatentAdvisor™, a suite of patent prosecution management tools. Previously, she worked as a patent attorney at the law firm of Nutter, McClennen, & Fish – primarily drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Her technical focus reached into a variety of industries, including medical devices, the food industry, software, printers, and biotech. Megan has a B.S. in Bioengineering from Rice, and a J.D. from Harvard Law.

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