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Navigating the Maze of What is Eligible for Patent Protection CLE
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When: 2/5/2015
Where: Wiggin and Dana LLP
450 Lexington Avenue, 38th Floor
New York, New York  10017-3913
United States
Contact: Jenny Lee

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AABANY Intellectual Property Committee presents

Navigating the Maze of What is Eligible for Patent Protection


Date/Time:      Thursday, February 5, 2015, 6:30-7:30PM 

Not everything is eligible for patent protection!  In a series of recent decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court, significantly raised the threshold for what types of ideas are eligible for patent protection.  Our panelists will discuss the new elevated standard set forth in these recent Supreme Court decisions and its impact, particularly with regards to software, business methods, biologic materials, and medical diagnostics tools.  The panelists will further discuss the controversial implementation of these decisions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and their impact. 

Now that the Supreme Court has spoken, this CLE seminar revists issues previously discussed in our “Patents 101:  What Can Be Protected by Patent Rights?” seminar from last year.  Come and find out more about this cutting-edge issue that has significantly changed our patent system!


Location:         Wiggin and Dana LLP (courtesy of Sapna Palla)

                        450 Lexington Avenue, 38th Floor

New York, New York 10017-3913 

Speakers:         Sapna W. Palla, Partner, Wiggin and Dana LLP

                        Annie Huang, Counsel, Robins Kaplan LLP

                        Andrew C. Chien, Associate, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP


RegistrationPre-registration through the AABANY website is required by Wednesday, February 4, 2015, as space is limited.  AABANY members please register at no charge on this page.  Non-members seeking CLE credit, please register for $20.00 here

If you are not an AABANY member and you are unable to pay, financial aid is available for eligible participants.  Please write to for an application.

AABANY is certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider.  We anticipate that this program will be approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 1.0 CLE credit hours, in which 1.0 credit hours can be applied towards the Areas of Professional Practice requirement.  This program is suitable for both transitional and non-transitional New York attorneys.