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USPTO to require means plus function claims for software related patents?

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 7 2013

Despite public misconceptions to the contrary, software is not patentable. Of course, aspects of software, or “software related” patents exist in which an

New House bill targets software patent litigation

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2012

Since the enactment of the America Invents Act (AIA) in September of 2011, the “patent reform” embodied by the AIA has been slowly rolling out. In fact, the bulk of the truly significant changes to patent law are still to come

Microsoft’s failure in second reexamination attempt of i4i patent final

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 10 2011

The epic battle between Microsoft and i4i effectively ended with the Supreme Court ruling upholding the clear and convincing standard

Proper business method patent challenges under the America Invents Act?

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2011

The race to the USPTO door may start very shortly for those defendants charged with infringement of a “business method patent.”