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Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Formerly known as the Patent Reform Act of 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act is close to being passed into law. Versions of the Act were approved in March in the Senate (S. 23, 95-5) and in June in the House (H.R. 1249, 304-117), and the House bill has been referred to the Senate. The … Continue reading »

Bilski and Beyond

The Supreme Court’s June 28, 2010 decision in Bilski v. Kappos will be remembered as a case in which the Supreme Court refused to categorically deny protection to business methods.  In what was arguably the most eagerly anticipated patent case ever, opinions from commentators have varied widely.  Generally agreed, however, is that there was little … Continue reading »

Bilski and Beyond

The Supreme Court’s June 28, 2010 decision in Bilski v. Kappos will be remembered as a case in which the Supreme Court refused to categorically deny protection to business methods.  In what was arguably the most eagerly anticipated patent case ever, opinions from commentators have varied widely.  Generally agreed, however, is that there was little … Continue reading »