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Shareholder John Donch Jr. Advises On Testimony for Hearings on “The State of Patent Eligibility in America”

Washington D.C. (June 11, 2019) – Volpe and Koenig shareholder, John Donch Jr., is in the nation’s capital today for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property’s hearing entitled “The State of Patent Eligibility in America: Part III.”

During today’s third and final hearing on The State of Patent Eligibility in America, the Senators will hear from the remaining three panels comprising 15 of 45 witnesses, including representatives from the gaming, pharmaceutical, and technology industries. Donch, a veteran intellectual property attorney, author and speaker, is advising on testimony provided to the Subcommittee.

A draft text of the bipartisan proposal to amend the Patent Act was released ahead of the hearings by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property.

The proposed bill seeks to statutorily define a common approach to patent eligibility.