Joseph Saltiel to Participate in Patent Webinar

Masuda Funai Principal Joseph Saltiel of the Firm's Litigation and Intellectual Property and Technology Groups, will participate in a webinar on February 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CST, "Patentability of Software Patents: Emerging Strategies for Attorneys."

The two-hour live webinar will include a panel of thought leaders and practitioners.

The Supreme Court has unanimously invalidated a patent on a computer-implemented method of financial hedging. Although this type of software patent is common, the Supreme Court stated that many other such claims are eligible for patenting; albeit without clear elaboration of which and why. Disturbingly, the ruling is riddled with conceptual confusion that has bedeviled the courts since the early years of the software patent debate, perhaps reflecting their somewhat limited understanding of such technological issues. In support of this contention, three justices wanted to eliminate business method patents altogether. Hence, software development companies need to be aware that the courts will place stricter limits on software patents in the future.

Key issues include that will be covered in this course are: 

  • Software Patentability Framework 
  • Court Challenges to Software Patents 
  • Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. 
  • Regulatory Issues and Best Practices for Patent Protection 
  • Patent Validity for Lawyers 
  • Consequences of Software Patent Restriction 
  • Potential Lawsuits Against Patent Infringements 
  • Increased Regulation

For more information, contact Carrie Buell, Senior Marketing Coordinator, at or 312.245.7500.