Summary: After several months of waiting, the US Supreme Court finally issued its opinion in the matter of In Re Bilski – which addresses the issue of what constitutes a patentable “process” under 35 USC Section 101. While the Court make clear that business methods and software are not per se unpatentable, the supremes level several material issues up for grabs. This panel discussion comprising three well respected Florida patent litigation attorneys will address application of In Re Bilski to our practices, how Florida district courts may apply this opinion, and how Florida patent practitioners should counsel clients as to subject matter concerns.
Our Panel (click for materials):
Ury Fischer, Lott & Friedland (Coral Gables)
Doug McDonald, Carlton Fields (Tampa)
Steve Peretz, Pertez, Chesel & Herrmann (Miami)