5 Hot Issues In IP Law For 2013

Law360, New York (December 20, 2012, 12:21 PM ET) -- The following are five hot intellectual property issues to watch in 2013.

1) When Is a Computer-Implemented Invention a Patent-Ineligible “Abstract Idea”?

Few IP issues draw as much comment and have as passionately divergent views as the patent protection for computer-implemented inventions. To many industries whose technical innovations come under this heading, basic patent protection is as fundamental for them as in any other field. Some in the open source community, innovating largely outside the patent system, harshly criticize broad patent protection — particularly targeting those...
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