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FTC reaches settlement with patent assertion entity
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a settlement with MPHJ, a patent assertion entity (PAE), and its counsel at the law firm of Farney Daniels

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

Injunction and civil contempt remedy vacated after PTO cancels claim in reexamination
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 8 2014

Addressing whether an injunction and civil contempt were proper after the sole claim on which the injunction was based was cancelled, the U.S. Court

Inherency is tough to proveeven in IPR
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 8 2014

In four final written decisions in Inter Partes Review (IPR) challenges, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) concluded that the petitioner had

First application of Alice Corp. decision to covered business method patent review
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 8 2014

In determining whether a Covered Business Method (CBM) patent review should be instituted, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) referred to the

Lawfully taking your competitor’s technology: optimize the design around
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2014

When a party is sued for patent infringement, an alternative for avoiding infringement is to develop design around technology not covered by the

Supreme Court holds abstract ideas implemented on generic computer ineligible
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • September 1 2014

A unanimous Supreme Court has held that merely requiring a generic computer to implement an abstract idea fails to transform the abstract idea into a

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