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Edward A. Pennington, Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s The Revised Section 101 and 112 Guidance Event

The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Edward A. Pennington, Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, 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 14, 2019 --( This event is scheduled for Monday, December 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET).

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About Edward A. Pennington

Edward A. Pennington is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. Mr. Pennington has worked exclusively in the field of intellectual property for close to 30 years. During that time he has successfully tried many jury cases to verdict, both on the plaintiff’s side and the defense, in a wide range of technical fields including biotechnology, wireless communication and networking, computer architecture and hardware, software implementing a wide variety of functionality, navigation devices, encryption and cryptography, medical devices, automotive components, ceramic materials and metal alloys, and nuclear engineering. While most of his litigation occurs in federal court, he has tried royalty disputes in state court, and has tried patent cases in the International Trade Commission. His clients over the years have included major universities, U.S. governmental research laboratories, Fortune 50 companies, and independent inventors.

About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses and individuals on a wide range of legal matters. The Firm’s attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, construction and employment law.

Founded in 1893, Smith, Gambrell & Russell serves corporate counsel and corporations across the globe from offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; London, U.K.; Los Angeles, California; Munich, Germany; New York, New York; Southampton, U.K.; and Washington, D.C.

The firm’s innovative professionals thrive on providing clients with guidance and support to achieve their business goals by offering a comprehensive, diverse range of commercial and business-oriented services. Our client profile includes large and mid-sized, public and private, and domestic and international companies, in a variety of industries. SGR distinguishes itself on three factors: predictability, responsiveness and value.


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

About The Knowledge Group

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