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Sens. Tillis and Coons Introduce Patent Eligibility Reform with a Significant Shift

European Union, USA - June 22 2023 Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) on June 22, 2023, introduced the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2023. My key takeaway from…

Supreme Court on Section 101 Patent Eligibility: Thanks But No Thanks

USA - May 19 2023 The U.S. Supreme Court conferred on two patent eligibility cases last week. And, if you are like me, you did not sleep a wink while anxiously…

Patent Eligibility at the Supreme Court: Another Petitioner Throws Its Hat in the Ring

USA - May 5 2023 In our roundup on April 28, we mentioned that the Solicitor General suggested that the U.S. Supreme Court grant cert in two pending patent…

Section 101 Patent Eligibility: A Quick News Roundup

USA - April 28 2023 It's been a while since our last blog post, so let's do a quick roundup. The Supreme Court and Patent Eligibility In early April, the Solicitor…

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Weighs in on Section 101 Patent Eligibility

USA - February 28 2023 Over the past couple months, there has been a constant onslaught of opinions related to artificial intelligence (AI) - typically ChatGPT - and the…

Rep. Issa Named Chairman of IP Subcommittee: An End for Section 101 Reform?

USA - January 31 2023 We have extensively covered the efforts of Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and others to reform Section 101 of the Patent Act, from draft bills to…

Something New: PTAB Tackles Section 101 Patent Eligibility

USA - January 25 2023 It's not often that we write about pharmaceutical patents on this blog, and even less often that we blog here about PTAB decisions. The former is a…

Red Flag Raised: E-Motosport Patent Ineligible Under Section 101

USA - September 22 2022 In Integrated Technology Solutions v. iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations, 2022 WL 4356494, (D. Mass. Sept. 20, 2022), plaintiff ITS asserted at least…

Patent Eligibility Roundup: New Legislation, Call for Comments, Delaying Eligibility

USA - August 4 2022 We have a few brief Section 101 updates starting, unsurprisingly, with … Sen. Tillis Released His Section 101 Bill Roughly one month after the U.S…

Lost Item Tracking Patent Finds No Love in the Northern District of California

USA - August 1 2022 Linquet Technologies owns U.S. Patent No. 10,163,318, which claims a system for "detecting placement or misplacement of an abject." The patent…