Iancu Says Congress May Be Up For Patent Eligibility Reform

Law360 (September 1, 2020, 10:34 PM EDT) -- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu said Tuesday that Congress has an appetite for reforming Section 101 of the Patent Act and that he has concerns about the risk of courts viewing inventions as patent-ineligible laws of nature after the Federal Circuit invalidated part of a car driveshaft patent.

"I do think that there is an appetite on Capitol Hill to potentially do something on Section 101," said U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu.  The USPTO is on its way to ensuring greater predictability in determining patent eligibility, and courts could see eye-to-eye on Section 101 if...

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