Cory Davis moderated and Chris Haggerty served as a panelist for this program sponsored by The State Bar of Georgia and hosted by Alston & Bird. Following much anticipation and speculation, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Bilski v. Kappos on June 28, 2010. In the decision, the Supreme Court held that at least some processes that can be fairly described as business methods are within patentable subject matter. Further, the Court held that the machine-or-transformation test is not the sole test for determining whether a claimed process is patent eligible under §101 of the Patent Act. In this program, panelists explored pending cases before the Federal Circuit and the impact the Supreme Court's Bilski decision may play in these cases. In addition, the panelists discussed the practical impact of the Court's Bilski decision on patent prosecution and litigation with respect to business methods, software and medical diagnostics.
July 21, 2010
11:45am - 1:00pm
Alston & Bird LLP / Atlantic Center Plaza / 1180 West Peachtree Street / 15th Floor / Atlanta, GA