Experts Look To Congress To Stem Patent-Eligibility 'Chaos'

By Ryan Davis (April 20, 2018, 7:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's patent-eligibility decisions like Alice have caused "total chaos" that diminishes patent protection for software and medical diagnostics, and it may be time for Congress to step in, the former director of the USPTO and other patent leaders said at a conference Friday.

At the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Conference in Arlington, Va., former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director David Kappos, now a partner at Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, discussed several companies he's worked with whose business he said has been harmed by their difficulty getting patents after the high court rulings threw into...

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