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Patentable Subject Matter After the Supreme Court Bilski Opinion

July 1, 2010
3:00-5:00 p.m. CST; 4:00- 6:00 p.m. EST (Reception to follow)
DePaul Center
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 8005
Chicago, IL 60604
Also broadcast live online!

In Bilski v. Kappos, the U.S. Supreme Court will address limitations on patentable subject matter in the context of a business method invention, analyzing a body of case law in such a way that some say could wrongly call into question the validity of many other patents and types of claims, while others argue it is not restrictive enough. A broad range of members of the patent community will study the decision, seeking to determine its effects on innovation, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Shortly after the Court issues the opinion, CIPLIT® and the FCBA will host a panel of experts who filed briefs in the case to discuss the implications of the opinion.


  • Joshua Sarnoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law (Moderator)
  • Meredith Martin Addy, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
  • Robert Greenspoon, Flachsbart & Greenspoon, LLC
  • Mark Halligan, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Edward Manzo, Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

In addition to on-site attendance at DePaul University, the FCBA will also broadcast the program live via the Web, as a part of its regular Horizons series. FCBA will seek CLE credit from applicable states for those registrants from within the United States (except OH, PA, IN, SC, & PR). For on-site attendance, DePaul will offer 2 CLE HOURS for this event.


To register for this program online, please go to


For more information on this event, please contact Vadim Shifrin at or 312-362-8415.