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Patents Committee

The Patents Committee is composed of both in-house and outside counsel. The Committee focuses on emerging patent law issues that arise from, for example, judicial decisions and legislation. In addition to its monthly meetings, the Patents Committee holds a variety of events, including roundtable discussions, pro bono workshops, sessions with judicial clerks, and continuing legal education (CLE) courses to keep the community updated on the various revisions to patent law.

A few of the topics recently addressed by the Committee include the America Invents Act, Supreme Court decisions on the presumption of patent validity and business method patents, the scope of patentable subject matter, and patent damages. In the coming year, the Committee plans to discuss the many pending Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions of interest and the implementation of the America Invents Act.

Recent Reports

Should Patent Jurisdiction be Removed from the Jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit and Returned to Regional Court of Appeal? (July 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Federal Circuit

Amicus Brief, Lexmark International v. Impression Products, Inc. (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit)(June 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Foreign Sales of Patented Products

Amicus Brief, Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises (U.S. Supreme Court)(February 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Patents and Antitrust Law

For the full list of committee reports click here