Judge Stark Holds Another “Section 101 Day” as Federal Circuit Nomination Proceeds

  • December 4, 2021
  • Category: In Case You Missed It

Delaware District Judge Leonard Stark has held another “Section 101 Day”, an experimental practice unique to his district under which a judge hears multiple Alice motions from unrelated cases on a single day and issues oral rulings from the bench, one after another. This time around, Judge Stark rejected three patent eligibility challenges, including two against NPE patents and another against a patent asserted by an operating company. The consolidated ruling comes the same week that Judge Stark faced questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee for his nomination by President Joe Biden to fill a soon-to-be-open seat on the Federal Circuit.

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