INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYThe National Law Journal
Court revisits core question of what can be patented
The full Federal Circuit will revisit the vexing question of what is patent-eligible subject matter on February 8. Several cases confront whether broadcasters' copyrights give them control over how the shows are distributed. Plus, the IP challenges of 3D printers, a new act expands design-patent rights globally, David Kappos' departure from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the Twitter stars of the IP world.