JETLaw Symposium: Patents 101: Eligibility from Computer Code to Genetic Codes
1/24/2014, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open to the Public
Location: Law School Building (Google map of this location)
The 2013-2014 JETLaw Symposium, “Patents 101: Eligibility from Computer Code to Genetic Codes,” will be held at Vanderbilt Law School on Friday, January 24, 2014.
The symposium examines the interaction of Section 101, which sets forth the general requirements for a utility patent, and patent eligibility of software and DNA, as well as the implication of current jurisprudence on patent eligible subject matter. With the recent Supreme Court decision in Association for Molecular Pathology et. al. v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. and the number of cases in recent years addressing the patent eligibility of software, Section 101 has once again moved to the forefront of patent litigation.
Chief Judge Randall Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will deliver the keynote address and will be joined at the symposium by Judge Kent Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, former USPTO Solicitor John Whealan, and leading scholars from across the country.
More symposium resources will be made available on the symposium website. Past symposia are discussed here.