Recent Developments in Patent Law - 2015

29 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2015 Last revised: 1 Dec 2015

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Jason Rantanen

University of Iowa - College of Law

Date Written: October 23, 2015


Patent law has experienced extraordinary upheaval over the past few years, a disruption that touches virtually every aspect of policy and practice. In this essay, I’ll talk about some of the most recent developments in patent law, from broad themes to specific doctrinal moves. Given the limits of this form, and the sheer amount of change, I can only touch on the highlights. But those highlights reveal an area of law that is dynamic — and yet in many respects fundamentally the same.

Keywords: Patent

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Rantanen, Jason, Recent Developments in Patent Law - 2015 (October 23, 2015). U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-19, Available at SSRN: or

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