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  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes available Guidance for Industry titled "Circumstances that Constitute Delaying, Denying, Limiting

Job applicant software patents not terminated for invalidity
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2015

Although the subject matter eligibility of software patents has come under increased scrutiny since the Supreme Court issued its opinion last year in

What constitutes a covered business method patent?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 29 2015

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) provided guidance as to what constitutes a patent subject to

No Abstract Idea Where Invention Cannot be "Practiced in the Abstract"
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2016

Courts have decided many recent Alice challenges based on whether the invention at hand is "physical" or not. Others determine patent-eligibility

White Collar Crime Law Enforcement in a Trump Justice Department - 8 Predictions
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2016

After a conventional presidential campaign, determining the policy priorities and direction of the incoming administration with respect to the Justice

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

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

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  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2015

Tesla’s recent pledge not to sue those who use its patent-protected technology is evidence of the broadening popularity of patent non-assertion

Software claim addressing concepts long known in other fields and lacking other inventive concept is not patent eligible
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • USA
  • July 8 2015

Federal Circuit affirms judgment that two patents’ claims were unpatentable under 101, and affirms a third patent’s claim construction (and the

How a fractured Federal Circuit is applying the Supreme Court’s Alice decision to software patents
  • Kaye Scholer LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2015

The Supreme Court's June 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank marked a turning point in the debate over the eligibility of software (i.e