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2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility provide limited direction for software implemented inventions

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 18 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility on Dec. 16 and a Request for Comments

Implications of USPTO Interim Eligibility examiner Guidance on examination of computer-implemented patent applications

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2014

On December 16, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released its 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

Business method patents live! Federal Circuit finds first patent that survives post-Alice analysis

  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2014

Since the Supreme Court issued its June 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, federal district courts, the Court of Appeals for

Can you patent your software?

  • Cooley LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 13 2014

Emerging companies often ask: "Is my idea patentable?" Many of these ideas relate to software. The patent eligibility of software is again a hot

For the first time since Alice, the Federal Circuit upholds the eligibility of a software patent

  • Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 5 2014

On December 5, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com, L.P., et al. (Docket No. 2013-1505) held that a

Section 101 and software patents: abstract or not?

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 1 2014

Three recent cases remind the patent trial bar that, although software patents can be subject to challenge under Section 101 of the Patent Act, they

Federal Circuit affirms claim constructions and summary judgment of non-infringement

  • Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 26 2014

The district court correctly construed the claim term “instructions” used in the asserted hardware patents, which relate to a hardware Java

In light of Alice the Federal Circuit flips finding Ultramercial business method software lacks patent eligibility

  • Nossaman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 25 2014

On Thursday, November 14, 2014, the Federal Circuit issued its latest decision in Ultramercial, Inc. v. Hulu, LLC and WildTangent, Inc., 2014 U.S

Federal Circuit further defines what types of software may be patentable

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2014

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in Ultramercial v. Hulu and provided significant guidance regarding

Judge derides the “pencil-and-paper analysis” for software patents, finds error-correction claims valid

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2014

On November 3, 2014, Judge Mariana Pfaelzer issued an order in California Inst. of Tech. V. Hughes Commc’ns Inc., No. 2:13-CV-07245-MRP, 2014 WL