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Subject Matter Eligibility No Longer Just for Software and Biotechnology Practitioners

September/October 2022
The Patent Lawyer Magazine

Dave S. Christensen and Maggie Russell's article, US subject matter eligibility no longer just for software and biotechnology practitioners, appears in The Patent Lawyer Magazine. The authors review the impact of the American Axle & Mfg. v. Neapco Holdings LLC case.

Dave co-chairs the firm's #1 ranked Mechanical Engineering Practice and leads the firm's Additive Manufacturing Practice. He focuses his practice on assisting clients in protecting their inventions in both U.S. and foreign patent offices in a variety of technical fields, including consumer products, electrical power distribution and transmission, renewable energy, and optical measurement systems. He also has significant experience in assisting clients in developing cost effective strategies for managing risk in their developing of new products, and the building and managing their intellectual property portfolios.  Dave further counsels startup to medium-sized clients in preparing their portfolios for investment financing and associated due diligence activities.

Maggie Russell is an Associate who focuses her practice on drafting and prosecuting patent applications for chemical and material science technologies. Maggie has experience in a wide range of fields including chemistry, chemical engineering, semiconductor devices, mechanical engineering, and material science. Prior to joining Cantor Colburn, she worked as a semiconductor engineer at BAE Systems and authored multiple publications in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society.

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