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SCOTUS Ruling Changes the Landscape of Patent LawMarch 8, 2024

On December 10, our firm receives a favorable decision from the United States Supreme Court in an opinion heralded by many as the high court’s broad affirmation of the wide breadth and scope of patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.

In the matter, Ed Sease defended Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a DuPont corporation, involved in the patentability of plants under the patent statute. The decision held that the broad scope of 101 includes plants even though there were other more specific statues that address plants. Legal analysts view this case as important in that the decision affirms the intended broad scope of the patent statute to protect a wide variety of technologies.


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