Full Federal Circuit to Take New Stab at Defining Patentability

, The National Law Journal


One of the most common complaints about the U.S. patent system is that inventors are claiming ownership of basic, widely understood ideas. No doubt aware of these criticisms, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has agreed to revisit its definition of patent-eligible subject matter in an upcoming case.

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  • TC

    It is an intellectual fraud to pretend to adjudicate what was considered "prior art" ten years ago. By this standard of shifting technological sense, most patents could be challenged and this is one great sweeping move to deny legitimate and good faith efforts begun in real time,and later attacked by unlimited litigation by the documentary -challenged. This is Back to the Future IP theft, a new plan for existing gate-keeper litigation in the 20-teens.

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