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Software patents
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • USA
  • April 7 2014

Last week, 31 March, the US Supreme Court heard oral argument on the question whether Alice Corporation can patent its software system for a method

USPTO issues “preliminary examination instructions in view of the Supreme Court decision in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, et al.”
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2014

On June 25, 2014, the USPTO issued a memorandum to the Examination Corps, entitled "Preliminary Examination Instructions in view of the Supreme Court

Court construes distributed data storage patents
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2014

Judge Lee construed the disputed claim terms of the patents in this patent dispute regarding distributed data storage systems. Of particular note

Alice v. CLS Bank: U.S. Supreme Court revisits subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2014

On June 19, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Alice Corporation. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International. Et al., a high-profile patent case

Business law update - Spring 2014
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Canada, China, Germany, Japan, USA
  • March 24 2014

With deals today being larger and more global than ever before, a merger between two U.S. companies may have far-reaching effects in countries around

Personalweb v. Google: duty to preserve emails began when patent was acquired
  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2014

PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC ("PersonalWeb") filed a patent infringement action against Google for infringement of its "Truenames" patents. Google

Judge derides the “pencil-and-paper analysis” for software patents, finds error-correction claims valid
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2014

On November 3, 2014, Judge Mariana Pfaelzer issued an order in California Inst. of Tech. V. Hughes Commc’ns Inc., No. 2:13-CV-07245-MRP, 2014 WL

How the Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank undermines the USPTO subject matter eligibility guidance
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2014

On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, finding that patents directed to "a

Software patenting method, tangible media, and system claims
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2013

What are some of the differences, when patenting software, between a claim for a method (which a computer, programmed with the software executes) and

U.S. Supreme Court raises the bar on patent eligibility of computer-implemented methods
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 26 2014

On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International . This decision had been