Welcome to Skilled in the Art. I’m Law.com IP reporter Scott Graham. You know, you and I have been in this newsletter relationship for more than a year now. Every so often we have to have a conversation. You know how it goes: abstract ideas, natural phenomena, judicial exceptions. We can’t avoid it any longer—developments are occurring at the PTO, the Supreme Court and now behind closed doors in the Senate. I have a quick rundown below. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to email me your own thoughts and follow me on Twitter.

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