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Discussions will include:
- Recent Federal Circuit decisions regarding the patent eligibility of diagnostic method claims and method of treatment claims;
- What can be distilled from these decisions to better draft patent eligible life sciences method claims;
- How these decisions are impacting the examination of life sciences method claims at the USPTO;
- And what may lay ahead in view of the petition for certiorari in Vanda.
Moderator: Donald L. Zuhn, Jr., Ph.D.: Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
Faculty: Brian A. Cocca, Ph.D.: Senior Director, Assistant General Counsel, Patents, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
June E. Cohan: Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy; United States Patent and Trademark Office
Sarah E. Fendrick, Ph.D.: Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP