Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

The Supreme Court heard an unprecedented six patent cases in its most recently concluded term. Between those decisions, and rulings from the Federal Circuit, it’s clear the federal judiciary is willing to take the reins in attempting to clarify U.S. patent law in the wake of the America Invents Act.

While it is encouraging to see the judiciary work the contours of our patent law, there is cause to be concerned with the excessive focus on subject matter eligibility, as outlined in Section 101 of the patent statute. Congress has declined to put limits on patentable subject matter for more than 200 years. And yet the judicial branch and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently seem to have made Section 101 the issue for determining if a patent is valid, at times to the exclusion of all others.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.