Our December presentation will review the recent changes at the USPTO in product patentability and what is now deemed abstract art. A general overview of the requirements for a patent will be provided as well as examples of what is now deemed as not patentable under the current interpretation. Also, a historical look at the patent office’s attempts to combat “Patent Trolls” resulting in the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) will be discussed, as well as the various points of several bills that are being brought forth to congress to make some much needed changes.
About The Speaker
Alex Hobson is president and founder of Invention to Patent Services; a unique intellectual property service company focused on providing quality and affordable patent preparation and filing services. Invention to Patent Services focuses on helping individual inventors, small businesses, and especially start-up businesses, obtain strategically written patents at an affordable cost, typically a third or less that of law firms. Alex is a registered patent agent and has more than twenty-five years of experience in patent law. He has prepared more than 500 patents over the last 8 years. He prepares patents with strategies to provide clients the best opportunity to secure broad claim protection for their inventions. Alex is a board member of the Inventors Association of Arizona and has successfully written and prosecuted patents to allowance for a number of the members.