Patent Eligibility: Where We Are Now (Update)

Recent comments from Representative Hank Johnson of Georgia offer a counterpoint to my last post on the state of patent eligibility reform, in which I noted that Senator Tillis had recently expressed that modifications to the existing legal framework were unlikely to take place in the near future.

Speaking to Law360, Rep. Johnson, who chairs the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, stated that although reform is “very complicated,” “we're working our way through that process and hopefully before the end of this session of Congress we'll have something that stakeholders can all come together and agree on.”

To paraphrase Mark Twain, then, perhaps rumors of the death of legislative change have been greatly exaggerated.

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