In the last few years US patentability standards have remained unclear, and in some cases, become even more confusing. With the November election looming, a lame duck session following, and the signing of the TPP a few months prior, now is the time to act and resolve this uncertainty. With such an uncertain market, patent applicants and holders alike are left with lack of motivation to invent, and fear for the protection of their inventions, which they spent so much time and money to invent and protect.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on November 29, 2016. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Thorne, Ryan, "Lost in Wonderland: How Courts and the USPTO Continue to Struggle with Defining Patentable Subject Matter in a Post-Alice World" (2016). AELJ Blog. 135.