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Kurt Briscoe, Member, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus P.A to Speak at TKG’s Best Strategies and Practical Tips in Overcoming Biotech Patent Eligibility Rejections Live Webcast

New York, NY, October 03, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Kurt G. Briscoe, Member, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Best Strategies and Practical Tips in Overcoming Biotech Patent Eligibility Rejections Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (ET).

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About Kurt G. Briscoe

Kurt G. Briscoe, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., devotes his practice to patent, trademark, and other intellectual property matters. He has over 25 years of experience in intellectual property law, including five years, from 1983 to 1988, as an examiner in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Most of Kurt’s practice, including his experience as a patent examiner, has been in the field of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Kurt regularly represents domestic and international companies in connection with the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications. In addition, he regularly negotiates licensing and nondisclosure agreements for these clients. He provides experienced worldwide IP portfolio management, including strategic, freedom-to-operate, invalidity, and infringement opinions. He also performs due diligence for clients prior to their acquisition of patents and trademarks to reveal any patent validity or enforceability problems, or patent prosecution events that impact patent claim scope.

About Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus is a mid-sized, regional law firm that serves the legal needs of businesses and families in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The firm is uniquely positioned to represent middle-market companies, Fortune 500 corporations, and individuals. Norris McLaughlin & Marcus is attentive and responsive to the needs of established and emerging middle-market, privately-owned companies, providing quality and comprehensive legal services. They are dedicated to the success of their clients, whether in a transaction, in court, or in the course of everyday business. The firm brings niche industry experience to companies that may have outgrown their existing legal service provider or need more experience, resources, and in-depth knowledge of their particular market.

Event Synopsis:

Since its pivotal decisions on Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank last 2014, Assn. for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics Inc. and Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been stricter in granting patent eligibility for all types of technology, including biotech patents. Recent rejections under §101 pose an alarming situation for patent applicants, making them more cautious in their succeeding applications.

Listen as a distinguished patent professional team up with The Knowledge Group to provide the audience with the latest issues surrounding §101 eligibility rejections. Speakers will analyze, among other things, recent court decisions and rejections concerning biotech patent applications. They will also offer best practices and strategic tips in overcoming such rejections.

In a live webcast, the speakers will discuss:

Overview of Supreme Court's Decision on Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, Assn. for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics Inc. and Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.
Rejections under §101 since Alice Corp., Myriad and Prometheus
Lessons Learned from Recent Rejections
Steps in Assessing Patent Eligibility for Biotech Patents

· Best Practices and Strategic Tips

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