Apr 12: iWars – Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Challenges to the Validity of Computer-Implemented Business Method Patents in the Wake of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011


2:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 603

Exploring the many ways Internet technology and software have altered the law of patents, this symposium will focus on the means patent litigators, the executive, and the courts have of challenging broad computer-implemented business patents. Two panels will address: 1) iWars: Apple, the $1.05 Billion Verdict, and Challenging Abstract Computer-Method Patents in Court and 2) Are Software Patents Administratively Invalid?: How the PTO’s New Post-Grant Review Represents Ground Zero in the Struggle with Software, Computer Method, and Internet-Implemented Subject Matter Patentability.

Presented by the Intellectual Property Brief