"The Impact of Functional Claiming in Software," Patent Reform in Action, January 2017.

A new era of patent law has emerged in the wake of the 2011 American Invents Act and the Supreme Court's 2014 Alice decision. Taken together, the new law and the Court's interpretation of Section 101 of the Patent Act have ushered in a new regime for patent law, with different processes, different costs of enforcement, and a different calculus for the value of patent protection. In this conference, we will bring together policymakers, academics, practicing lawyers, and entrepreneurs to reflect on the emerging patent law regime. In so doing, we will look at the impact of the recent reforms and evaluate, in light of prospective additional reforms (such as on venue), how the face of patent law has changed.

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