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Due to the impending storm, New England Law is canceling classes that begin at 2 p.m. or later on Monday and will be closed for day and evening classes on Tuesday. All classes starting before 2 p.m. on Monday will be held as scheduled. The Stuart Street building and library will close at 4 p.m. on Monday and will remain closed on Tuesday. Administrative offices will close at 2 p.m. on Monday and will be closed on Tuesday. We will monitor the progress of the storm and will post updates about Wednesday’s arrangements. more >

Bilski at the Supreme Court: A Panel on Patentable Subject Matter

The Intellectual Property Institute and the Intellectual Property Law Association sponsored a program on the Bilski case, an important patent case that was decided by the US Supreme Court in June.  The panel presentation took place on Tuesday, April 6.

The case involved a "business method patent" covering hedge fund processes, and raised issues concerning the scope of inventions that should be eligible for patent protection, a topic the Supreme Court had not addressed for over 25 years.

The distinguished panel included Denise DeFranco, a partner at Finnegan who represented Bilski at the Supreme Court; Joe Mueller, a partner at WilmerHale who will give the government position; and Professor Eileen Herlihy, who teaches Patent Law and Current Issues in Patent Law at New England Law.

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