This event will evaluate whether the Supreme Court has effectively resolved patent law issues and whether the Court has the tools to modify patent law on an ongoing basis. Are there areas in which the nation's highest court is better situated than others to modify patent law? Is the cost of a common law approach in some areas, such as the issue of patentable subject matter, too great to bear on the system (given the prolonged state of uncertainty inhering in judicial change)? By contrast, is Congress able to make contested decisions about patent law—that is, when the range of relevant stakeholders are not in consensus?
WilmerHale Partner Natalie Halon Leh will moderate a Litigation Breakout session at the event.