Mike Molano, Partner; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
In 1981, the U.S. Supreme Court last answered the question of "what is patentable" in Diamond v. Diehr during a time when the Internet, software, financial products and biotech industries were at a nascent IP stage. Jumping forward 28 years, the Supreme Court has now decided it is time to revisit that same question in In re Bilski to be heard in December of 2009. That decision is intended to clarify whether inventors can patent financial business products, software, Internet business processes, or biotech diagnostic processes.
This Webcast will discuss In re Bilski and whether the Supreme Court will pull back from its oft-quoted statement that "everything under the sun that is made by man" is patentable.
Michael Molano is Partner in the Silicon Valley office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, an international law firm with over 550 lawyers in the U.S. and Asia. He concentrates his practice in patent litigation, patent prosecution and transactional intellectual property matters. Mr. Molano received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and a J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law.