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Patent Office Provides New Option for Addressing Final Rejections
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • July 20 2016

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently initiated a Post-Prosecution Pilot Program (P3) to enhance prosecution during the time period


Supreme Court Loosens Test for Enhanced Patent Damages
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • June 16 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision in the companion cases Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. and Stryker Corp. v


Federal Circuit Maintains Software Patents Not Inherently Abstract
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

The Supreme Court's precedent requires a two-part test to determine whether otherwise patent-eligible claims - directed to a process, machine


LeClairRyan Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Winter 2016
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • February 18 2016

In Maling v. Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, the plaintiff alleged harm resulting from his patent counsel’s failure to disclose


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