The Abstract Swing: Major League Problems In Patent Law

Law360, New York (February 8, 2017, 12:04 PM EST) -- Professional baseball was in a crisis, at least through the eyes of the major market teams. It all started with a rather unremarkable second baseman, Aliceandro, who played for the San Jose Programmers. During the last season, he'd flown past Ted Williams' highest season batting average of .400, hitting a whopping .632.

How was this possible?

Aliceandro had developed a new swing. Most commentators didn't consider it a real swing, just some sort of slapdash attempt at punching the ball to a vacant spot of grass. No, it wasn't a bunt, but something in between a bunt and a fully loaded...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!