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California BOE holds interested parties meeting on TTA regulation

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 18 2012

The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) held an interested parties meeting on July 17, 2012, to discuss whether to amend its Regulation 1507 (Technology Transfer Agreements (TTA)) to clarify how the TTA statutes (Cal. Rev. and Tax Code 6011(c)(10) and 6012(c)(10)) should apply to transfers of computer programs on tangible storage media

California Court of Appeal switcheroo: software constitutes technology transfer agreement

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2011

The California Court of Appeal held that receipts from Nortel's license of computer programs used to operate a telephone company's switch hardware were not subject to sales tax

Patent issued for computerized contingent fee state tax audits

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 15 2010

On May 1, 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent to Chainbridge Software, Inc., for a “computerimplemented method” to conduct contingent fee state tax audits

“Remote interface” limitation in patented financial account application system not satisfied by a user’s home PC

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 27 2008

A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently held that, in an automated account application processing patent, the claim limitation “remote interface” required a computer maintained by the account provider and was not satisfied by the end user’s own personal computer

Federal Circuit requires sufficient structure for means-plus-function claims relating to computer-implemented inventions

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 25 2008

On March 28, 2008, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd. v. International Game Technology, Civ. No. 2007-1419 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 28, 2008) held that when the corresponding structure of a means-plus-function limitation is a standard microprocessor programmed to perform an algorithm, the specification must also sufficiently disclose the algorithm

Federal Circuit issues patentability opinions on computer and electronics issues

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2007

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently decided two patentability cases of particular interest to the computer and electronics industries