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The law of software subject-matter eligibility remains unsettled
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 31 2013

Revisiting the issue of patent subject-matter eligibility in software patents, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower

The Few, The Proud, The Patent-Eligible Software Claims
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2016

It is no secret that it is difficult for software technology patent claims to be deemed subject matter eligible under 35 U.S.C. 101 on appeal, as

The Supreme Court's decision in CLS gives more clarity to patent eligibility
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2014

On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, affirming the judgment of a divided

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
  • Haug Partners 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

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 orders five patent infringement cases in Texas stayed pending the outcome of a later filed case in a more convenient venue
  • Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2014

It is in the interest of comity to avoid duplicative litigations, particularly where the issues presented in five cases in one district may be

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

USPTO's Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable on Dec. 5, 2015
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2016

On December 5, 2016 the USPTO will hold its second Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable to discuss issues in patent eligibility. The USPTO

Securing software patents through the EPO
  • Marks & Clerk
  • European Union, USA
  • November 3 2014

In June 2014 the US Supreme Court provided its opinion in Alice Corporation v CLS Bank. This is the latest in a number of decisions from the higher