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“Ineligible Subject Matter” Patent Litigation Spikes In 2014

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April 1, 2015

“The pace of change in the US patent system currently truly is breathtaking.” That’s the conclusion of this post from Intellectual Asset Management, after it details some of the findings of the recently released review of 2014 patent litigation from Lex Machina. Among the findings of that review: There was an increase in “Section 101″ litigation, which alleges ineligible subject matter, and in particular there was a spike starting in the middle of last year, after the Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International. Meanwhile, the Eastern District of Texas remains the most popular venue for filing a patent lawsuit, with Delaware number two.

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