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Invalidating a patent on a motion to dismiss is proper
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 29 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit did not find the patentee’s infringement suit to be objectively baseless, notwithstanding that the

U.S. Supreme Court narrows patentability of software algorithms
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning issued a unanimous decision in Alice v. CLS Bank Int'l, 573 U.S. __ (2014) (Thomas, J.), holding that the

The Supreme Court declines to categorically deny patent protection for software
  • Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2014

In a highly-anticipated case that had the potential to drastically change the patent landscape surrounding computer-implemented inventions, in Alice

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

Alice in computer land
  • Fennemore Craig
  • USA
  • July 10 2014

In Alice Corporation Proprietary Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, ___ U.S. ___, 2014 WL 2765283 (Jun 19, 2014), the Supreme Court held using a

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 rules on computer software patent claims
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • August 15 2014

A recent decision of the United States Supreme Court may make it more difficult for inventors to obtain patents on computer software. Patent

Does your business need a patent audit?
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2014

A patent audit evaluates and reports on the status of your business' technology protection program. A patent audit outlines considerations relevant

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

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