Federal case focus of April 20 MIPLA virtual lunch

The Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) will host a virtual luncheon meeting noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, via Zoom.

Scott A. Hogan, a shareholder at Reising Ethington PC, will present "Functional Claiming in the Aftermath of Williamson."

Hogan is a registered patent attorney with more than a decade of experience in the manufacturing industry and a graduate degree from MIT, where he studied polymer science and was named an inventor on his first of several U.S. and foreign patents. Hogan's presentation will examine the effect of the 2015 en banc opinion by the federal circuit in Williamson v Citrix Online LLC. While apparently a subtle change in means-plus-function claim analysis at the time of the opinion, the actual effect has been decidedly more drastic.

Email Andrea Arndt at AArndt@dickinsonwright.com by April 13 to receive a link to the meeting before the meeting starts.

For additional information, visit http://mipla.org.