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Benjamin Chou


Restore American Innovation

Benjamin Chou is an MIT graduate and a seasoned inventor; Benjamin has many patents to his name. He’s also the CEO of Personable. From his personal experiences, he understands the challenges of the current patent system. He is also the founder of Restore American Innovation, an effort to support the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act.

Recent Articles by Benjamin Chou

Solving the Section 101 Conundrum: Examining Stakeholder Workarounds vs. Legislative Reforms

Judicial rulings have muddied the waters of patent eligibility, with judges themselves expressing uncertainty. In the case, Am. Axle & Mfg., Inc. v. Neapco Holdings LLC, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit judge Kimberly Moore openly shared the challenge of applying Section 101 consistently, explaining that “the majority’s blended 101/112 analysis expands § 101, converts factual issues into legal ones and is certain to cause confusion for future cases.” This haze has driven innovators to tread cautiously, often sidelining potential patents for fear of 101 rejections—stifling the American dream of groundbreaking innovation. Stakeholders craft tactics to dodge these pitfalls while lawmakers propose reforms.