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What Potential Patent Reform Could Mean for Atlanta's Business Community

Atlanta Inno

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  • September 13, 2019

Micheal Binns and Karen Carroll wrote an article in Atlanta Inno about major changes Congress is considering to the U.S. patent system "that could have a large impact in Atlanta, especially in the city’s thriving tech and life sciences communities."

The effort "aims to create a clearer answer to a critical question for innovative businesses, universities, and entrepreneurs: what is patent eligible?" Micheal and Karen wrote. "The bipartisan proposal would do away with Supreme Court decisions in the computer, biopharmaceutical, and medical diagnostics spaces that lawmakers say have 'clouded the line' on medical advances and artificial intelligence."

"The new proposal would broaden the scope of what is patent eligible and more closely tie those determinations to usefulness, which the lawmakers’ draft bill defines as 'any invention or discovery that provides specific and practical utility in any field of technology through human intervention.'"

You can read the full article here. Atlanta Inno is a sibling website of the Atlanta Business Chronicle that focuses on the companies, organizations, and entrepreneurs driving innovation in Atlanta.