by Dennis Crouch
I simply gave a brief (45 min) discuss in regards to the previous yr in patent legislation. See the slides right here: Patent Yr in Evaluate. Key factors:
- Director Evaluate and Ex Parte Lobbying: Exercising the constitutional proper to petition the federal government through shadow request for director evaluation.
- Full Scope Enablement and Written Description: Elevated focus by each the USPTO and the Federal Circuit. Pending SCOTUS circumstances of Amgen v. Sanofi and Juno v. Kite.
- Patents as Commodity: Many of us are treating it as such.
- Broad IPR Estoppel: CalTech v. Broadcom/Apple. Pending earlier than the Supreme Courtroom.
- Who’s the Inventor: AI and Company because the inventor. Thaler v. Vidal cert petition seemingly in January 2023.
- Eligibility: Tropp and Interactive Wearables should not nice autos for Supreme Courtroom evaluation. Hopefully IBM petitions its case from IBM v. Zillow.
- Patent Venue: Heaps nonetheless taking place in W.D.Tex. IMO, events arguing inconvenient venue don’t actually care about comfort. Their primary concern is that they wish to escape from Decide Albright’s courtroom and lift prices on the patentee.