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Claims must be limited to financial activities to be covered business methods

USA - March 26 2015 Narrowing the application of Covered Business Method (CBM) patent review, in two recent cases, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board)…

Co-authors: Nathan Smith.


Invalidating a patent on a motion to dismiss is proper

USA - January 29 2015 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit did not find the patentee’s infringement suit to be objectively baseless, notwithstanding that the…


Patent owner must distinguish universe of all known prior art to substitute a new claim

USA - December 30 2014 Detailing the requirements for amending claims in an inter partes review (IPR), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board…


Contract prohibiting patent challenges does not preclude standing to file IPR petition

USA - November 26 2014 Addressing whether it has the authority to decide a contractual dispute in the context of a post issuance proceeding under the America Invents Act…


The Federal Circuit denies interlocutory appeal in licensing dispute

USA - October 29 2014 Addressing a petition to take an interlocutory appeal stemming from a contract dispute, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit exercised…

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