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Entire class of software patent claims potentially invalid *

USA - August 17 2011
The Federal Circuit banishes Beauregard claims in a software setting to unpatentable subject matter status.

Co-authors: Eric Hutchins, Barmak S. Sani , Andrew Oliver .


Federal Circuit issues important patent term adjustment ruling *

USA - January 11 2010
Last week the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its long-awaited ruling that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) has been incorrectly calculating the patent term adjustment (“PTA”) for a large number of patents that issued after 1999.

Co-authors: Kristin Mallatt Crall, Charles W. Calkins, Larry Roberts, Christopher M. Durkee, T. Benjamin Schroeder.