Wednesday, February 20, 2013

USPTO Software Patent Roundtable - Presentations

I posted an article USPTO Seeks Software Community's Input on Software Patents that noted the USPTO planned roundtables at Stanford and NYU. For details see the Federal Register: Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable Events for Partnership for Enhance of Quality of Software-Related Patents.

The USPTO proposed three topics: (1) establishing clear boundaries for claims that use functional language; (2) future topics for the software partnership; and (3) oral presentations on preparation of patent applications.

After the Stanford roundtable, the USPTO published the following presentations:

  • Chien, Colleen SCU Professor & Karkhanis, Aashish SCU student [PPT]
  • Ellis, John [PPT]
  • Gutierrez, Horacio, representing Microsoft [PPT]
  • Hewitt, Carl [PPT]
  • Molino, Tim, BSA [PPT]
  • Patel, Aseet, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. [PPT]
  • Russell, Jeremy [PPT]

  • To better understand the presentations, you may want to watch the webcast of the NYU roundtable at 9 am - noon, February 27, 2013:

    Event number: 392 887 849
    Event password: 123456
    Event address:

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