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QUOTED. 13 January 2020. Philip Nelson.

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Draft legislation designed to make it easier for companies to gain patents for medical software is likely to make a comeback in the US Congress this year. Proponents of the bill say it will reverse a trend set by a six-year-old Supreme Court case that virtually made it impossible to get software patents. See what attorney Philip Nelson said about it here.

If the bill passes, “it’ll be much easier for start-ups to get their software-related or medical device software patents. Smart devices are the way of the future. And it’s ironic because it’s almost like [software] is a poison pill or some kind of taint on your technology.” – Philip Nelson, patent attorney, Knobbe Martens

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