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Functional Language in Patent Claims

Daniel Hegner will speak on the convergence of federal court and PTAB decisions questioning functional language in patent claims. Mr. Hegner will address evolving challenges to functional claiming, tips for taking advantage of U.S. law permitting functional language, and functional-claiming pitfalls to avoid. REGISTER HERE by November 8th at noon. *This month’s meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn &Read the rest of this page »


Judges’ Dinner: feat. Kira Alvarez, ABA IP Section Legislative Consultant

Please join us October 25th at the Queen City Club for our annual Judges’ Dinner, featuring Kira Alvarez, ABA IP Section Legislative Consultant. Ms. Alvarez will speak to the ABA’s proposed legislation addressing Patentable Subject Matter under § 101 (available here) and hold a brief open discussion regarding the merits of the proposal.  Any feedback you have would be most appreciated.Read the rest of this page »


Blockchain: Understanding a Disruptive Technology

Allisyn Monteleone and Nicholaus Rericha of Dinsmore provide an overview of blockchain technology, including the blockchain transaction process, blockchain technology regulations, and the ways in which blockchain is disrupting a number of industries. Mr. Rericha and Ms. Monteleone will also touch on how law firms are incorporating blockchain technology into their services. REGISTER HERE by October 4th at noon. *This month’sRead the rest of this page »


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