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Who: John Yankovich, Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
What: The new Supreme court patent ruling: Bilski vs. Kappos
Where: Fairfield University McAuliffe Hall, Room 102
When: 7pm Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The new Supreme Court patent ruling: Bilski vs. Kappos


The recent Bilski vs. Kappos Supreme Court decision with respect to the eligibility of business processes for patent protection has delivered considerable confusion to inventors in this area. Discover why the opportunity to obtain patents directed to business methods is still very much available even though the Court affirmed that the Bilski method of hedging risk in a particular market was an abstract idea and thus unpatentable. It struck down the test set forth by the Federal Circuit, calling it a "clue". Unfortunately, the Supreme Court sidestepped and did not provide any further tests for the Courts to apply or guidance on how the Patent Office should evaluate these patents. So what is an inventor to do? We'll provide you with strategies that you can employ to create and protect business methods.


Mr. Yankovich's practice is directed to preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and also to drafting of opinions relating to patentability and infringement. His work has been concentrated in the fields of telecommunications, computer systems and peripheral equipment, medical imaging, optics, electrical circuitry, software processes and Internet applications. Prior to joining OGRP, Mr. Yankovich was employed by Lockheed Martin Fairchild Systems as an electrical engineer and a software analyst. He designed hardware and software for radar signal acquisition and processing for radar warning receivers used on military aircraft. Prior to that Mr. Yankovich was employed by Picker/Cambridge Medical Instruments, where he supervised a staff of electronic technicians engaged in production of a variety of medical test and imaging equipment.


Pace University, BS, Computer Science
Polytechnic University, MS, Electrical Engineering
Pace University School of Law, JD


Registered Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Connecticut, New York
Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, Board member & past President.

John Yankovich - Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP, One Landmark Square, 10th Floor Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: (203) 327-4500 x.119 Fax: (203) 327-6401 jyankovich@ogrp.com

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