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5 Ideas From Judge Michel For Tackling Patent ‘Crisis’

Law360, New York (September 20, 2017, 8:15 PM EDT) -- After telling Congress in July that the patent system is in “crisis mode,” former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel has offered lawmakers numerous ideas on how to respond. From overhauling America Invents Act reviews to better defining eligibility rules, here’s a look at the judge’s legislative proposals.

Judge Michel submitted 30 pages of additional analysis to Congress last week, expanding on concerns he expressed at the July hearing that AIA reviews and patent-eligibility rulings, among other developments, have reduced the value of patents and undermined confidence in...
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