In yet another informative CLE organized by our Intellectual Property Committee Co-Chairs Jenny Lee and Stacy Wu, “Navigating the Maze of What is Eligible for Patent Protection,” held on February 5 at Wiggin and Dana LLP discussed the ins-and-outs and implications of recent Supreme Court decisions. As a follow-up to last year’s IP CLE, “Patents 101:  What Can Be Protected by Patent Rights?,” this panel addressed the cutting-edge issues that have significantly altered our patent system.

Our panelists consisted of:

  • Sapna W. Palla, Partner, Wiggin and Dana LLP (Co-Chair of AABANY’s Women’s Committee)
  • Annie Huang, Counsel, Robins Kaplan LLP
  • Andrew C. Chien, Associate, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

They discussed in detail the elevated standards set forth by the Supreme Court. Our panelists put software, business methods, biologic materials, and medical diagnostic tools under the microscope to examine the ever-changing definition of ‘intellectual property.’ Hopefully, attendees left the CLE with at least a few of their questions cleared up, although this area of law will continue to change shape in the coming years. Approximately 20 people attended and 1 credit was awarded in Areas of Professional Practice.

Thank you to our wonderful Co-Chairs for organizing the panel, our highly informative speakers, and our host Wiggin and Dana LLP. To get involved in AABANY’s Intellectual Planning Committee, contact Co-Chairs Jenny Lee at [email protected] or Stacy Wu at [email protected] and stay updated with the AABANY Calendar.