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Greenberg Traurig's Scott J. Bornstein to Speak on IPO IP Chat Channel's Webinar on Patent Eligibility Following Alice v. CLS

July 14, 2014

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 14, 2014

Scott J. Bornstein, a shareholder in the New York office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will serve as a panelist on the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association's IP Chat Channel's webinar on Patent Eligibility After Alice v. CLS. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

The association's weekly one-hour webinars addressing current topics in intellectual property are produced in cooperation with host Pamela Sherrid, former editor of IP Law & Business magazine. The panelists will discuss how much Alice will affect patent applications at the USPTO, covered business method post-grant proceedings at the PTAB, and invalidity arguments in district court. They will also discuss what kinds of applications and patents are most vulnerable, what the USPTO, district courts, and the Federal Circuit may do with the vague tests articulated by Alice regarding "abstract ideas" and "inventive concept," and what patent owners and applicants who are at risk can do to shore up their IP protection.

As Chair of Greenberg Traurig's New York Intellectual Property & Technology Practice and Co-Chair of the firm's Global Patent Litigation Group, Bornstein has extensive patent trial experience and has served as lead counsel in more than 100 patent litigations. He has broad experience in patent, trademark and copyright litigation, licensing, and general IP counseling for a wide variety of national and international clients. Bornstein also served as lead counsel on behalf of defendant Retail Decisions in the landmark case invalidating all asserted claims of plaintiff CyberSource under Section 101 of the Patent Laws in both the Northern District of California and before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

About Intellectual Property & Technology Practice

With more than 180 intellectual property attorneys and agents, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named a "National Tier 1" Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark and Information Technology Law byU.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2013 "Best Law Firms Rankings" in November 2012. The firm was also named a "National Tier 2" Law Firm for Copyright Law, Patent Litigation and Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2013 "Best Law Firms Rankings" in November 2012.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the "Power Elite" in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit

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