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Federal Circuit expands scope of functional claiming
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • July 13 2015

A recent Federal Circuit panel decision in Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC altered the evidentiary standard for determining whether a patent claim


Broadest reasonable interpretations for inter partes review proceedings affirmed
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • February 18 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued the first decision in an appeal of a final decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal


Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank raises more questions than answers
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • June 26 2014

The Supreme Court recently issued its much anticipated decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, unanimously affirming the Federal Circuit's en banc


Supreme Court alters standard for establishing indefiniteness
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • June 5 2014

A recent unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Nautilus v. Biosig significantly increases the opportunity for a claim to be held as


Between Scylla and Charybdis: future of software patents lies in Supreme Court balance
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • April 9 2014

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, a case in which the outcome may have a dramatic effect on the future and


Isolated, naturally occurring DNA not patent eligible
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • June 14 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 13, 2013, in a unanimous opinion, that naturally occurring, isolated DNA is not eligible for patent protection


Patent exhaustion does not apply to planting, harvesting patented plant seeds
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • May 16 2013

In Bowman v. Monsanto Co., the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that a farmer who buys patented plant seeds may not reproduce them by planting and


Supreme Court invalidates two medical diagnostic methods patents
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • March 22 2012

This week, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court invalidated claims of two patents relating to medical diagnostic methods, stating that the claims in question amount to nothing more than laws of nature and "well-understood, routine, conventional activity previously engaged in by researchers in the field."


WIPO adds new PCT licensing feature to its PATENTSCOPE website
  • LeClairRyan
  • Global
  • January 3 2012

Beginning January 1, 2012, WIPO will launch a new PCT feature whereby applicants interested in licensing inventions contained in their international applications can request the International Bureau to make this information available via its PATENTSCOPE website


Patent reform: Obama signs America Invents Act
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • September 16 2011

President Obama today signed into law the America Invents Act, the first significant change in patent law since 1952