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Review of Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Cases in 2010
March 25th, 2011

This Outline reviews selected important decisions in 2010 by the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit on patent law.    Patent Law Cases in 2010

Essay on Bilski: Patent Claim Scope
October 22nd, 2010

What does Bilski portend for the future of patent law?  What was the real concern of the Justices in Bilski?  Was it with the undue breadth of the claims in question, claims that the Justices intuitively felt went beyond a “new and useful” contribution?   Does the majority holding Bilski suggest a shift away from the formalistic Section 101 categories of patent eligible subject matter, such as the definition of “process” and the judicial exceptions for “abstract ideas,” and toward the traditional fact-based regulators of patent claim scope, such as enablement, novelty and unobviousness?

Chisum explores these questions in a work in progress: “Weeds and Seeds in the Supreme Court’s Business Method Patents Decision: New Directions for Regulating Patent Scope.”  Essay on Bilski

Top Ten Intellectual Property Cases of the Federal Circuit 1982-2002
April 20th, 2010

Twentieth Anniversary Judicial Conference of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2002.  217 F.R.D. 548

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