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:
EPO patent practice
Using the EPO as an
International Searching Authority for PCT applications.
computer-implemented inventions at the EPO.
*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,