During this hour-long presentation, Henry and Keith will guide startup founders through the often-murky question of what is and is not patentable, explaining both the abstract concepts that rule the U.S. patent process and countless real-world illustrations. Topics will include:
- The four main categories of patentable subject matter
- Exceptions to the rules
- The most recent 2019 updates to USPTO guidelines, with an emphasis on practical drafting tips
- What to do if your patent is rejected
Venable is a long-time supporter and partner to Berkeley SkyDeck, a startup incubator and accelerator operated by the University of California, Berkeley.