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Supreme Court requests for patent clarity indicate concern, Holbrook says

For the second time this term, the U.S. Supreme Court has asked for the solicitor general's views on a case involving Section 101 patent eligibility. The high court's decisions in the past few years have led to the rejection of thousands of patents, mostly in software but also in biopharma. "I think two CVSGs suggests that the court is concerned about the way the doctrine is developing at the Federal Circuit and the broader impact" that its decisions have had, particularly Mayo Collaborative v. Prometheus Laboratories and CLS Bank v. Alice, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law Timothy Holbrook told the National Law Journal.
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