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Big week for US patent eligibility leaves resolution of “morass of uncertainty” still unclear

Mintz Member and Intellectual Property Chair Michael T. Renaud was quoted in IAM discussing the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the American Axle case. Michael commented on how he believes the Supreme Court missed an opportunity and said, "It’s disappointing... By denying cert, the Supreme Court has decided, for now, to leave the challenge of how to apply Alice in the hands of the lower courts. It is not likely that Congress will provide the needed clarity as big tech and pro-patent forces battle over other existing attempts to modify the US patent system... The lack of consistency and clarity will likely grow until the Supreme Court finds an overdue opportunity to step in down the line. The US patent system, once the envy of the IP world, continues its slow decay".