This year, we have seen concerted efforts by Congress to change the law governing patent eligibility in ways that would rewrite the statutory text and rollback the effect of recent Supreme Court precedents, and we expect to see more ahead. Alex will discuss the state of patent eligibility law today, the decisions that brought us here, and the evidence showing that law is helping the patent system do what it is supposed to do: promote innovation and productive efforts by real people and businesses, not the cost and extent of meritless litigation.
About Our Guest Speaker:
Electronic Frontier Foundation,
Staff Attorney and Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents
Alex works on legal issues that affect innovation and creativity of all kinds. Before joining EFF, she practiced complex commercial litigation with a focus on intellectual property matters at Durie Tangri LLP in San Francisco and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and clerked for the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Thanks to these experiences, Alex has a particular passion for patent law and the questions that relentlessly arise as technology and law develop.