BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is pleased to invite you to join our IP Seminar in cooperation with Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar LLP, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. This compact seminar, held by Lawrence (Larry) S. Drasner, will provide you with a case study relating to patent prosecution in electronic signal processing to overcome Alice-based rejections for non-statutory subject matter.
The U.S. Supreme Court case of Alice v. CLS Bank has expanded the application of 35 U.S.C. § 101 defining statutory subject matter that is eligible for patent. Alice deems claims to be non-patent-eligible if the claims are directed to an “abstract idea” without reciting “significantly more” elements that overcome the abstract nature of the claims. Although commonly associated with business methods, abstract idea patent ineligibility has spilled over into unexpected fields, such as telecommunications, medical diagnostics, data processing, electronic signal processing, and the like.
This presentation provides a case study relating to patent prosecution in electronic signal processing to overcome Alice-based rejections for non-statutory subject matter. The specific field used for the case study relates to the analysis of event-related potentials of a brain electroencephalogram (EEG) as used particularly for hearing aid assessment for persons with hearing impairment. Actual cases are analyzed to develop guiding principles that can be applied across various fields as to what claim recitations and arguments are successful in overcoming Alice-based rejections to secure allowance.
05:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Peter K. Hess, Managing Partner BARDEHLE PAGENBERG
Presentation: "Overcoming Alice in Electronic Signal Processing"
Lawrence (Larry) S. Drasner, Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar LLP, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
with all participants