What a Patent Attorney Would Whisper in the Ears of Senators

The Patent Eligibility Restoration Act, also known as PERA, was introduced by Senators Coons and Tillis last year to help shore up issues related to patent eligibility that have hurt small- and mid-sized businesses, particularly those in the software space.

Blueshift IP co-founder and software patent expert Robert Plotkin recently wrote about the PERA bill, as well as the history of U.S. patent law that has created a need for such legislation. In his article “What a Patent Attorney Would Whisper in the Ears of Senators,” published by RealClear Markets, Robert discusses the America Invents Act, which created the often-criticized Patent and Trademark Review Board, as well as the SCOTUS decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, which made it harder for software developers—including those involved in AI-related innovations—to patent their creations.

The article is a great introduction for those who might not be familiar with the historical context needed to understand the current state of U.S. patent law as it applies to software inventions.

You can read the article for free on the RealClear Markets website.

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