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What Is Patentable? Making Sense of Section 101

November 19, 2013

Litigation partner Eric Stone and associates Jennifer H. Wu and Jenny C. Wu co-authored the article, "What Is Patentable? Making Sense of Section 101." The article discusses the history of 35 U.S.C. § 101, which defines patentable subject matter, the creation of judicial exceptions to patentable subject matter, and the factors that the Supreme Court considers in determining what is patentable. The article originally appeared as the cover story in the October/November 2013 issue of The Federal Lawyer, published by the Federal Bar Association (

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