IP lawyers are looking for something in 2022 that’s been elusive for the last decade: clarity on patent eligibility law.

“I think we have a lot of things going in a good direction for that,” said McAndrews, Held & Malloy partner Scott McBride. He pointed to renewed Supreme Court interest, a PTO director nominee well-versed on the issue, and a district judge poised to join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit who’s handled hundreds of Section 101 cases.