Solution To Patent Eligibility Quagmire Lies In Constitution

By Indi Rajasingham (December 7, 2021, 3:30 PM EST) -- A lack of clarity on patent eligibility in court decisions and the examination process has undermined the credibility of the patent system.

The urgency for reform is recognized. A draft bill for eligibility reform was released by Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Tom Tillis, R-N.C., and Reps. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., and Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, on May 22, 2019. However, consensus on that bill appears elusive.

More recently, in a renewed effort as a matter of urgency to enact patent eligibility reform, Sens. Tillis, Coons, Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., have initiated through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office data collection on perspectives...

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