The 2021 policy program discusses the state of patent eligibility law as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and courts have sown confusion regarding Section 101’s scope and meaning. The discussion considers patentability as understood prior to Bilski and key rulings imposing judicially created exceptions, including Mayo, Alice, Myriad, and the ongoing “validity goulash” (From Federal Circuit Judge Kimberly Moore’s dissent in American Axle & Manufacturing v. Neapco Holdings) that courts and PTAB continue to mix into patent eligibility matters, such as with American Axle. Speakers consider the consequences of the 101 mess for American innovation, IP rights, patent reliability, and disruption to the rule of law in this threshold area of patent law. As well, recent efforts to restore the straightforward 101 meaning and optimal policy options are examined. The Phyllis Schlafly Friend of American Invention Award will be presented to honorees.
The event will begin at 4:00 pm ET with a Policy Panel Discussion, followed by a Reception at 6:00 PM ET and dinner at 7:00 PM. Speakers include
- The Honorable Judge Paul R. Michel
- The Honorable David J. Kappos
Also invited to speak are:
- Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)
- Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
Space is Strictly Limited.
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