New IP(DC) Podcast

June 19th marked the 5th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s impactful decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, which some argue shifted the landscape in an anti-patent direction. As discussed here at length, a bipartisan group of Congressional members are working this summer to revise Section 101 and 112 of the Patent Act.

My partner, Matt Rizzolo and I discuss the scope of the proposed legislation, its prospects for passage, and the actions that patent owners and potential defendants may want to take to minimize the uncertainty that comes with potential legislative action. Matt and I  also discuss the recently proposed Term Act, which seeks to limit patent term for some Bio/Pharma patents as well as notable decisions of the Federal Circuit and SCOTUS.

You can access the podcast (here)

Ropes & Gray’s podcast series, IP(DC), focuses on developments in intellectual property law from the vantage point of Ropes & Gray’s office on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.