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American Conference Institutes 2nd National Forum on Business Method Patents

Friday, November 21, 2008 - Friday, November 21, 2008
06:00 am London - 06:00 am London

Victoria Cundiff will be speaking at American Conference Institutes 2nd National Forum on Business Method Patents. The program will take place on November 19-20, 2008 at The Helmsley Park Lane Hotel, New York, NY.

Overview

Ten years after the landmark State Street decision, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is reconsidering just what is patentable subject matter and what is not. The Courts decision in In re Bilski will likely have a very significant impact on the financial services, software, and insurance industries due to the prevalence of business method patents in those industries. It is critical that corporate and outside counsel that handle patents for companies in these industries be prepared for the changes that In re Bilski and other recent decisions are bringing to all aspects of business method patents, from prosecution to litigation to licensing. Add to this the difficulties of prior art searches involving business method patents and looming Congressional patent reform legislation and it is clear that the challenges and opportunities in the area of business method patents have never been greater.

American Conference Institutes 2nd National Forum on Business Method Patents will bring together leading corporate IP and patent counsel from the financial services, software, and insurance industries as well as expert outside counsel toprovide you with the knowledge, strategies, and insights that you need to:

Successfully bring and defend against business method patent infringement claimsWin the battle over the determination of damagesStructure effective licensing agreements post-QuantaEstablish and maintain ownership of intellectual property through alternativesto business method patentsUse inter partes reexamination as an effective defensive toolConduct accurate valuations of business method patents

For more information and to register for this program go to