Patent Eligibility Overhaul Framework May Spur New Fights

Law360 (April 19, 2019, 10:01 PM EDT) -- Lawmakers working on legislation to rewrite patent eligibility law have unveiled a framework for what they want their bill to look like, and attorneys say that while the plan could bring more clarity on the contentious issue, it could also invite new disputes about what can be patented.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in both the Senate and House, led by Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Chris Coons, D-Del., released the framework Wednesday after a series of roundtable meetings with industry groups to discuss concerns that the current state of the law makes it too difficult to determine what can be patented....

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