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Central Calif. Courts Taking It Slow With Patent Eligibility

Law360 (March 7, 2019, 6:24 PM EST) -- A judge's decision to allow a wireless provider to amend its patent lawsuit amid an eligibility dispute is part of a developing pattern in central California, where one of the country's busiest patent courts has shown a tendency to move cautiously when deciding patent eligibility following recent Federal Circuit rulings.

Experts say that may be a harbinger of rulings to come.

Bejin Bieneman PLC attorney Peter Keros said he wouldn't be surprised to see more courts proceed slowly when deciding patent eligibility questions under Section 101 of the Patent Act.

"It seems like courts [in certain cases] want a bit more...

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