About Gerry Elman

Gerry Elman is president and shareholder of Elman Technology Law, P.C., sponsor of this blog. His Twitter ID is @TechLaw_Elman.

Supreme Court, snowed by ACLU smear campaign, resurrects archaic requirement of “invention” as a test of patent eligibility.

By |2020-02-17T12:03:49-05:00June 14th, 2013|Biotechnology, Intellectual Property, Patent|

In their decision June 13, 2013, in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, the Supreme Court seems to have been snowed by an anti-patent publicity campaign engineered by a brilliant but diabolical law professor and gullible lawyers at the venerable ACLU. The opinion of the Court resurrects an archaic requirement of "invention" that was [...]

State of Vermont Declares War on “Patent Trolls”

By |2019-06-02T16:52:04-04:00May 25th, 2013|Patent, Patent Enforcement, Patent Legislation|

Update Submitted on 2015/10/01 at 3:25 PM On September 28, 2015, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied an appeal by MPHJ of a (second) federal district court order denying removal of Vermont's State Court case to federal court.  Click here for the CAFC opinion. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) spearheaded the Leahy-Smith America Invents [...]

Are Human Genes Patentable?—The Experts Weigh In

By |2018-05-13T14:40:34-04:00May 22nd, 2013|General|

Pending Supreme Court Case Against Myriad Genetics Is Analyzed in Biotechnology Law Report New Rochelle, NY, May 22, 2013—A landmark case for the biotechnology industry awaits a Supreme Court ruling, expected in June, on whether polynucleotides isolated from human genes should continue to be subject to patent protection. On April 15, each side in the [...]

Gerry Elman named in Super Lawyers 2012

By |2012-05-19T16:37:33-04:00May 19th, 2012|Intellectual Property|

Gerry Elman has been listed  in the Super Lawyers 2012 magazine for Pennsylvania in the intellectual property category. [HTML2] Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer [...]

US PTO to Hold Hearings on Effects of Patents on Genetic Testing

By |2012-02-16T08:06:31-05:00February 16th, 2012|Biotechnology, Intellectual Property, Patent, Patent Legislation|

Two hearings have been scheduled by the US PTO on the effect of patents for Genetic Testing, to support the study that the PTO is mandated by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ("AIA") to generate for Congress. The first of the hearings is today.  It will be broadcast via the Web. The second of the [...]


By |2021-04-21T11:41:56-04:00December 28th, 2011|Cyberlaw, Internet Business, Patent, Patent Legislation, Privacy|

 Congress Passes “Patent Reform”—The America Invents Act As the editor of  Elman’s Patent Reform News and chair of the Patent Legislation Committee of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) for much of the past decade, I had a ringside seat this year as Congress gave a painful birth to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [...]

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