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USPTO 101 Guidelines: Effects on Software Patents - VIDEO

On December 15, 2014, the USPTO issued a new comprehensive Interim Guidance document for examination of subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101.

In this webinar, Salvador M. Bezos and Michelle K. Holoubek address the USPTO guidelines through the lens of software patents. Some of the topics covered include:

  • The PTO guidelines in light of recent decisions, which show a path forward for software claims.
  • Strategies for responding to Office Actions in view of the PTO guidelines.
  • Approaches for application drafting that provide ammunition against 101 challenges.

Video of the Examination of Subject Matter Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 Seminar:

The webinar slides can be downloaded here:  Download PDF

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Salvador M. Bezos, Sterne Kessler Law Firm, Patent and Trademark Director
Director

Mr. Bezos is a Director in the firm's Electronics Group where he provides services in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.  His technical expertise covers many areas of computing including computer graphics, databases, networking, and complex computer architectures, as well as financial software products.

202-772-8533
Michelle K. Holoubek, Patent Prosecution Attorney, Sterne Kessler, law firm
Director

Ms. Holoubek is a director in the Electronics Group.  She focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patents, including reissues and reexaminations.  She has provided infringement and invalidity analysis in opinions for business method, software, medical and telecommunications patents.  She is active in many aspects of patent portfolio valuation and development of IP strategy, and has prepared reexaminations of patents as part of an overall litigation strategy in a variety of technologies, including biomedical and software technologies. 

202-772-8855
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