Welcome to Skilled in the Art. I’m Law.com IP reporter Scott Graham. There are appellate arguments where judges try to subtly signal their positions in the most nuanced way possible. And then there are times they just drop all the pretense and tell you exactly what they think. Trading Technologies v. IBG from the Federal Circuit is one of the latter, and I have details below. Also, United for Patent Reform is not buying into the Andrei Iancu patent revolution, and one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent voices in the patent arena is moving in house. As always you can email me your thoughts and follow me on Twitter.

Tell Us How You Really Feel About Section 101, Your Honors

We already know from his concurring opinions what Judge Bob Mayer thinks about the state of patent eligibility case law. He’s said repeatedly that the Supreme Court’s Alice decision should have been the death knell for all software patents.

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