FREE WEBINAR: Drafting Patent Applications to Overcome Alice

By Gene Quinn
October 27, 2016

reed-webinar-nov-3-2016Two years after the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank there was not much favorable news to report, or hope to be given to those with computer implemented innovations. Over the last several months, however, there have been a series of important decisions by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that have shed significant light on the issue of patent eligibility for computer implemented methods — or software patents.

Beginning with the Court’s decision in Enfish, carrying over into the decision in BASCOM, and finally culminating in the Court’s decision in McRO (sometimes referred to as the Blue Planet case), the Federal Circuit has provided important guidance for those drafting and prosecuting patent applications.

Perhaps as important as these pro-patent eligible decisions are two decisions where the Federal Circuit found the claims to be patent ineligible. In TLI Communications and then most recently in FairWarning IP, LLC v. Iatric Systems, Inc., the Federal Circuit distinguished the claims at hand from those that have been held patent eligible. Indeed, FairWarning IP along with TLI Communications will provide patent practitioners with as much insight into what needs to be done from a drafting perspective as will EnfishBASCOM and McRo.

Join us on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 2pm ET for a discussion on drafting patent applications to overcome Alice, with JiNan Glasgow of Neopatents and Gene Quinn of IPWatchdog. In addition to taking as many of your questions as possible we will address the following:

  • Brief overview of Alice, Enfish, TLI Communications, BASCOM, McRo and FairWarning IP.
  • What these most recent Federal Circuit cases teach about drafting software patents.
  • How to cope with being unexpectedly assigned to an Art Unit.

To join us for this free webinar please CLICK HERE to REGISTER.

The Author

Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn is a Patent Attorney and Editor and President & CEO ofIPWatchdog, Inc.. Gene founded in 1999. Gene is also a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course and Of Counsel to the law firm of Berenato & White, LLC. Gene’s specialty is in the area of strategic patent consulting, patent application drafting and patent prosecution. He consults with attorneys facing peculiar procedural issues at the Patent Office, advises investors and executives on patent law changes and pending litigation matters, and works with start-up businesses throughout the United States and around the world, primarily dealing with software and computer related innovations. is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, is a Registered Patent Attorney and is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. CLICK HERE to send Gene a message.

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There are currently 2 Comments comments.

  1. Todd Erickson November 10, 2016 12:45 pm

    Hi Gene, is this webinar recording available online? I registered for the live event but was unable to make it.

  2. Gene Quinn November 14, 2016 1:34 pm


    Yes. Just posted.