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RMail: Is Eligibility a Proper Litigation Defense?

Thus far, the Federal Circuit has successfully ducked any direct holding on whether eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 is a “condition of patentability” or a proper invalidity defenes.  Professor Hricik and I raised these issues in a number of posts back in 2012. David Hricik, Are the Courts Correct in Their Assumption that a Patent Issued on Non-patentable Subject […]
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