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A Look At How Congress Could Revamp Patent-Eligibility

Law360, New York (February 1, 2017, 8:18 PM EST) -- Several major intellectual property groups have called for new legislation to clarify what is and is not patent-eligible amid confusion over recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings. But how could Congress frame the change and how could it impact patent law?

Although an overhaul of Section 101 of the Patent Act governing eligibility is somewhere near the bottom of the list of congressional priorities these days, support for such a measure from industry groups like the Intellectual Property Owners Association indicates that frustration with the unsettled state of the law after decisions like Alice and Mayo has some companies ready to push...

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