Attached is an open letter to the leadership of the patent community.  It challenges leaders to come forward at the dawn of a new Administration to change the direction of the Patent Office.  We must provide a simpler system for examination of cases with Section 101 patent-eligibility issues.

The letter includes a paper outlining what can be done, consistent with case law, and also providing suggestions as to how test cases can be crafted to help shape the law.

Naples January 14-17:  Experts are encouraged to join the upcoming Naples Roundtable, January 14-17, 2017, where we will have ample time to talk about this issue in this four day event. We will have many informal periods such as a cruise out of Naples Harbor and a beachfront opening reception and dinner.  Details are available from The Naples Roundtable, Inc.TM,,  a Sec. 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Exploring Ways to Strengthen and Improve the Patent System,