The IPWatchdog blog collected various opinions from leaders in the Intellectual Property world about IP’s biggest moments in 2014. The article contains contributions from judges, politicians, officials, professors, attorneys, and consultants. Overall, the contributors agree that the most notable moment was the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank. The implications of this decision have been quite controversial, since they directly contradict decisions from the Federal Circuit.
The article mentions that, although the Alice decision got a lot of attention, the retirement of Chief Judge Randall Radar, may have more significant and long term implications. Reines stepped down and retired after being disciplined for his actions in an ethical matter.
Click here to read the various takes on IP’s biggest moments in 2014.