Justices Told Fed. Circ. 'Crying Out' For Patent Eligibility Help

Law360 (March 2, 2021, 9:28 PM EST) -- The deep divide among the full Federal Circuit about whether an American Axle driveshaft patent should have been invalidated for claiming a natural law is proof the circuit is "crying out" for help, attorneys said in one of many amicus briefs asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up patent eligibility law.

The high court had received nine amicus briefs by Monday backing American Axle Manufacturing Inc.'s December petition to have the court review the current state of patent eligibility law under Section 101 of the Patent Act. They ranged from individual attorneys and legal organizations to a joint brief from...

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