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Arshid A. Sheikh, Partner, Condo Roccia Koptiw, LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s The Revised Section 101 and 112 Guidance from USPTO

The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Arshid A. Sheikh, Partner, Condo Roccia Koptiw, LLP will speak at its webcast entitled, “The Revised Section 101 and 112 Guidance from USPTO: Opportunities and Challenges for Patent Applicants.”

New York, NY, November 13, 2019 --( This event is scheduled for Monday, December 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET).

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About Arshid A. Sheikh

Arshid Sheikh is a patent attorney and a partner at Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP ( with over 10 years of experience in patent procurement, patent litigation, and infringement analysis. Based in Philadelphia, Arshid represents and counsels clients before the USPTO in patent examination and post-grant proceedings. Arshid also provides opinions and strategic guidance to clients on infringement, validity, and enforceability.

Arshid’s experience includes representing clients in the electrical, electronics, telecommunications, cloud computing, and e-commerce industries. Before becoming a patent attorney, Arshid worked as a Systems Engineer in various fields of telecommunications engineering.

About Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP

Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP is a 20-attorney intellectual property (IP) boutique in Center City Philadelphia, representing clients in all intellectual property disciplines, with expertise in electrical engineering, computer software, biochemistry, chemistry and mechanical engineering. The firm paradigm of nimbleness and reduced infrastructure results in savings that are passed to clients through lower rates and to its attorneys through better compensation. Since its founding in 2011, the firm has more than tripled in size and expanded to several new practice areas.


On January 7, 2019, the revised United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) guidance on sections 101 and 112 took effect. The revised 101 guidelines entitled, “2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Instructions on Eligibility” changed the application of the initial step in the Alice/Mayo test while the 2019 Revised Section 112 Guidance provided instructions on how to apply sections 112(f) and 112(b) for computer-implemented innovations.

Although the updated guidance documents can produce more patent-eligible claims, it is expected that scrutiny of computer-implemented inventions will be more rigorous. Patent applicants and their counsel should have the updated knowledge on how to navigate the newly revised section guidelines to ensure compliance, thus, maximizing business opportunities.

The panel of leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the significant updates and issues surrounding the revised section guidelines. This live webcast aims to help firms and related professionals better understand how to ensure compliance with the newly revised sections.

Key topics include:

Revised Guidance on Sections 101 and 112 – What’s New?
Implications for Patent Applicants
Recent Cases
Best Compliance Practices

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