Congress Isn't Giving Up On Patent Eligibility Fix, Rep. Says

Law360 (February 11, 2020, 11:16 PM EST) -- Though it's "very complicated," Congress continues to plug away at a patent eligibility bill, according to a Democratic lawmaker who said Tuesday that he's hopeful such legislation will materialize this session.

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, spoke at an intellectual property conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by Covington & Burling LLP and Inventing America, a coalition of U.S. inventors and patent holders.

A bipartisan push on Capitol Hill last summer that would undo U.S. Supreme Court decisions restricting what can be patented has largely fizzled. The push, led by Republican Sen....

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