Patent trolls—companies that have no product or service of their own, but simply make patent infringement demands on others—are a big problem. They’ve cost our economy billions of dollars. For a small company, a patent troll demand letter can be ruinous.
But we took a big step forward in the fight against patent trolls in 2014, when a landmark Supreme Court ruling, the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank case, held that you can’t get a patent by adding “on a computer” to an abstract idea.
This bill by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) would also override a Supreme Court ruling that stopped the U.S. Patent Office from issuing patents on human genes. Patenting human genetic material is wrong and should never occur.
Tell Congress to reject the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act.
Source: EFF; Tell Congress: Don’t Allow the Return of the Worst Patents Get involved: https://act.eff.org/