The CRI is pleased to invite you to a seminar on recent changes in US patent law, conducted by John Lanza and Jim Ewing of Foley Lardner  - one of the firms handling the University’s intellectual property matters. The seminar will cover patent-eligible subject matter: what is or is not patentable, in different fields, including software. They will provide a short overview of recent cases, the rules announced in those cases and also provide practical advice for identifying what’s potentially patentable and what isn’t.

They will also touch on aspects of the America Invents Act of the most importance to University researchers, such as the “first to file” aspects of the new law.

A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Jessica Theophile, j.theophile@neu.edu, if you are planning to attend.