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Rory Pheiffer Discusses Patents and Section §101 Issues on IPTF Podcast

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Rory P. Pheiffer, a partner in Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department, served as a guest speaker on Boston College Law School’s Intellectual Property and Technology Forum (IPTF) podcast on January 18. Rory discussed patents, with a particular focus on Section §101 issues pertaining to software, and the challenges that practitioners and clients may encounter when seeking patent protection for software. In the Q&A, Rory spoke about a number of Federal Circuit decisions related to software that issued after the Alice two-part analysis for subject matter eligibility was established, and takeaways from those decisions that can help patent applicants in their efforts to obtain patent protection for their software-related inventions. He also discussed the impacts of those decisions on the U.S. Patent Office Examination Guidelines, and how those guidelines impact practitioners and applicants.

The IPTF podcast is presented in conjunction with the Intellectual Property and Technology Forum Journal, a legal publication dedicated to providing readers with rigorous, innovative scholarship, timely reporting, and ongoing discussion from the legal community concerning technology law and intellectual property.

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