Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Issue: Whether the statutory bar for “public use” of an invention under 35 U.S.C. § 102(b) (2006) (pre-America Invents Act) (current version at 35 U.S.C. § 102(a)(1)(2012)) broadly bars a patent when an innovator company allows any public access to its invention even if the invention is not actually used in public for its intended purpose.
Recommended Citation: Maureen Johnston, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 6, 2014, 10:10 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/08/petition-of-the-day-655/