November 21, 2018

Protecting Your Innovations: Critical Updates on New Patenting Guidelines for the Software and Life Sciences Industries

Foley is pleased to sponsor the panel discussion entitled, “Protecting Your Innovations: Critical Updates on New Patenting Guidelines for the Software and Life Sciences Industries”, on June 20, 2018, presented by BioForward Wisconsin.

Life sciences and software companies depend on patents to protect their innovations. Yet, over the last six years, the Supreme Court has greatly restricted the scope of what can be patented. The new eligibility standards have proven difficult for the USPTO to apply and have led to unpredictable patenting outcomes. Many businesses find the USPTO unwilling to grant commercially viable patents on a wide variety of formerly patentable subject matter, including diagnostics, software, and natural products from DNA to potential new drugs.

Join us for the first local panel discussion on topics including:

  • How these Supreme Court rulings have impacted patent eligibility
  • What the new 2018 USPTO guidance addresses
  • How this could change what can be patented
  • Tips on how to use the new guidelines to your advantage

There is no fee to attend but advanced registration is required. 

Parking

Lot 20 - UW-Madison Campus - 1390 University Avenue 
Engineering Drive Parking Ramp - 1525 Engineering Drive 
Union South Parking Ramp - W Dayton Street

Event Location: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison Biotechnology Center 425 Henry Mall Madison, WI 53706