Barry Goldsmith Shares Thoughts with Law360 on the Patent Act and Modern Technology


Date: 08 / 21 / 15

Type: Press Coverage

Headshot_0048_Goldsmith-Barry-E-142.jpgLaw360, New York (August 21, 2015, 6:51 PM ET) -- On Aug. 13, in Akamai Technologies Inc. v. Limelight Networks Inc., the Federal Circuit overruled its prior narrow interpretation of divided infringement under 35 U.S.C. §271(a). In the Limelight decisions on direct and indirect infringement, and rulings on patent-eligibility since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, the courts appear to be struggling with how those aspects of the Patent Act apply to modern technology. How could Congress revise the statute to make it clearer? To read Barry Goldsmith’s thoughts on how Congress can revise the Patent Act, please click here.