Greg Mayer

Greg Mayer is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney with over 25 years of experience and an aerospace engineering background. He provides business-oriented legal advice across all areas of intellectual property. Greg has expertise in procurement of U.S. and European patents, opposition proceedings in the European Patent Office, and patent infringement proceedings in courts of major EU countries. Greg is a volunteer Director and Treasurer of the Michael Reese Health Trust, a grant-making organization that incubates, strengthens and advocates for health solutions to ensure all Chicagoans can live healthy lives.

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Biden Administration Should Recommend Clarifying Patent Eligibility Law in American Axle

Nine months in, and we are still awaiting the Biden administration’s decision as to whether the law of patent eligibility should be clarified. This area of patent law has in recent years become increasingly unpredictable, and the consequences of that unpredictability have largely fallen on startups, whose primary assets are often inventions. On May 3, 2021, the Supreme Court invited the Solicitor General to recommend whether certiorari should be granted in American Axle v. Neapco Holdings, LLC—a case in which a method for manufacturing vehicle driveshafts was deemed ineligible under 35 USC § 101 as being directed to a law of nature.