Eaton & Van Winkle Partner Authors One Of Top Viewed Stories on Law360 – Speaks Out About Supreme Court & PTO Decisions That Erode Value of IP In Leading U.S. Industries


Eaton & Van Winkle is proud that our partner Mac Waldbaum authored “Driven By Abstraction:  Flaws In USPTO, Court 101 Analyses” – which was one of the most-viewed stories on Law360 this past month, May 2016. You can read the article here.

In his carefully reasoned article, Mr. Waldbaum opines that the Supreme Court “has helped destroy the value of the sorts of innovations that once upon a time set our country apart from the world” and that the “U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the courts are dismantling some of our country’s most important advances and innovations by manipulating basic definitions of rights given inventors under 35 U.S.C. §101.”

We urge attorneys and business people who value technological progress and IP rights to read Mr. Waldbaum’s article and to contribute to a discussion critical to advancement of technology and our country’s economic success.

Eaton & Van Winkle and Mr. Waldbaum will continue to speak out on issues of import to inventors and other IP owners in the U.S. and around the world.

Eaton & Van Winkle’s attorneys have substantial experience in patent, trademark and copyright litigation, prosecution and licensing.  We stand ready to work with your company’s legal team to address your IP matters.  For further information, please us at

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