2022 forecast: patent eligibility, COVID-19, NFTs


Muireann Bolger

2022 forecast: patent eligibility, COVID-19, NFTs

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As the dust settles following a turbulent year for IP, lawyers have cast their predictions for the pivotal issues and cases that will feature over the next 12 months.

In part one of a series, attorneys tell WIPR that this year could be when the thorny issue of patent eligibility is finally untangled, while the IP implications posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of the metaverse will continue to loom large.

Read on to discover the key issues to look out for…


Patent eligibility, metaverse, COVID-19, SCOTUS, USPTO, invention, stakeholders, IP disputes, NFTs, trademark applications, innovations