State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Best Practices & Strategy for the European Patent Office


April 17, 2018

11:30am - 1:00pm

Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton LLP
1100 Peachtree St, 28th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309

Join us at the offices of Kilpatrick Townsend as we welcome Albert Keyack*, the European Patent Office Attaché to the U.S., for a discussion of EPO and PCT practice, including patentability of software at the EPO and the current status of the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court. Keyack's presentation will discuss:

  1. EPO patent practice strategies.
  2. Using the EPO as an International Searching Authority for PCT applications.
  3. Patentability of computer-implemented inventions at the EPO.

Tuesday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Kilpatrick Townsend
1100 Peachtree St., 28th Floor

Lunch will be served, starting at 11:30 a.m. The substantive CLE program will begin at noon. One hour of CLE has been applied for.

Register now to get a discounted rate of $0 for IP Section members and $10 for non-section members who pre-register. On-site registration is $5 for IP Section members and $15 for non-section members.

For more information, please contact David Reed ( or Chris Lightner (

*Albert Keyack is the European Patent Office Attaché to the U.S. He previously served for four years as the U.S. Attaché to Latin America, based inRio de Janeiro, Brazil. Keyack began his career in at a boutique patent law firm in Philadelphia where his practice included both patent prosecution and litigation. He has also practiced in general practice law firms and served as in-house counsel for both large companies and start-upsinSilicon Valley. He has counseled clients in all types of matters involving patents across a broad array of technologies as well as in a variety of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financing and patent licensing. Keyack earned a degree in Engineering from Villanova University and a law degree from the Rutgers University. He resides in Washington, DC.


Mary Jo Sullivan  

Derrick Stanley  





Intellectual Property Law Section

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