The full Federal Circuit will revisit the vexing question of what is patent-eligible subject matter on February 8. Several cases confront whether broadcasters' copyrights give them control over how the shows are distributed. Plus, the IP challenges of 3D printers, a new act expands design-patent rights globally, David Kappos' departure from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the Twitter stars of the IP world.
Court revisits core question of what can be patented
The National Law Journal
February 4, 2013