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Jul. 13, 2017

Law360: Patent System In ‘Crisis Mode,’ Ex-Fed. Circ. Chief Says, by Ryan Davis

This post originally appeared in Law360 on July 13, 2017.

The former chief judge of the Federal Circuit told a House committee Thursday that the U.S. patent system is in “crisis mode,” with America Invents Act reviews and U.S. Supreme Court decisions like Alice creating uncertainty that is undermining the value of patents.

Former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel offered views on patents that differed from those of several members of the House Judiciary Committee at a hearing called “The Impact of Bad Patents on American Businesses,” where many lawmakers instead focused on the abusive…