ABA Releases Proposal To Revamp Patent-Eligibility Law

Law360, New York (March 30, 2017, 7:54 PM EDT) -- The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law has unveiled proposed legislation to clarify what is and is not patent-eligible in the wake of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, becoming the second major IP group to make such a proposal this year.

The group sent its proposal to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee on Tuesday. The proposed revisions to Section 101 of the Patent Act, which addresses patent eligibility, stress that claims should be patent-eligible as long as they do not preempt the use by others of laws of nature, natural phenomena or abstract ideas.

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