Konstantin Linnik Presents at USPTO’s Roundtable on Patent Subject Matter EligibilityPrint PDF
Konstantin Linnik, Ph.D., a partner in Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences practice group, will present at the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) event “Roundtable 2 - Exploring the Legal Contours of Patent Subject Matter Eligibility” on December 5. The USPTO is seeking public input on patent subject matter eligibility in view of recent decisions by the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and will be facilitating discussions by hosting two roundtable events. The second roundtable will be focused on receiving feedback regarding larger questions concerning the legal contours of eligible subject matter in the U.S. patent system and will provide a forum for discussion of the topics identified in the Federal Register notice related to patent subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101. Topics include how the current section 101 jurisprudence is evolving; what the optimum legal contours for patent eligibility should be; and how best to achieve these goals. The USPTO plans to make Roundtable 2 available via live webcast.