USPTO Vexed By High Court's Limited IP Guidance, GC Says

Law360, New York (November 9, 2012, 8:45 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been struggling with how to determine whether an invention is eligible for a patent given the lack of clear guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court on the contentious area of the law, the office's top lawyer said at a symposium Friday.

At the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal's annual symposium at Fordham Law School, USPTO general counsel Bernard Knight said that while subject matter eligibility is the "hottest area" of intellectual property law and has vast...
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