Sunday, October 16, 2011

Back on line

Well, it's been a busy time, but I'm back blogging again. Here are two posts I recently made, on Patently-O and Madisonian, regarding the new patent law.

I have also filed a number of amicus briefs on patentable subject matter issues, since the Supreme Court's decision in Bilski. The briefs were in the Myriad Genetics (Association for Molecular Pathology v. US PTO) Federal Circuit case on genetic sequences, available here, and the Mayo v. Prometheus Supreme Court case on medical treatment methods, available here. The briefs address the importance of treating new scientific discoveries as prior art and why prior art treatment may be a constitutional requirement.