District Of Delaware Cracks Down On Patent Eligibility

Law360 (April 5, 2019, 3:51 PM EDT) -- In the aftermath of U.S. Supreme Court's 2017 decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has become the nation's most active venue for patent litigation. The influx of cases is causing Delaware judges to try new approaches to managing their growing dockets.

For example, Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark's recent "Section 101 Day" held hearings on numerous Alice motions on a single day, with corresponding decisions simultaneously issuing. Similarly, a recent decision by Judge Richard G. Andrews indicates he may be attempting to proactively deter weak patent assertions before...

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