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Iancu Decries ‘Tortured Exercise’ Of Patent Eligibility Analysis

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 9:02 PM EDT) -- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu said in a speech Monday at a conference in San Francisco that recent case law on patent eligibility has made it “extremely difficult” for anyone to tell what can and cannot be patented, and that “it is incumbent upon all of us to find a clearer path.”

Iancu has spoken several times since taking office in February about the need for greater clarity when analyzing whether an invention is eligible for a patent, and his comments at an...
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