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Claims to “Operating Applications for Remote Terminal Devices” Patent-Ineligible, Says Delaware’s Judge Robinson
  • Bejin Bieneman plc
  • USA
  • May 26 2016

Delaware's Judge Robinson, who recently pointedly noted other courts' aggression in holding software patent claims to recite patent-ineligible


Claims to Devices Sharing GPS Addresses Not Patent-Eligible in E.D. Texas
  • Bejin Bieneman plc
  • USA
  • May 24 2016

Patent claims drawn to “entering location information into a positional information device” were held patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. 101 in


Federal Circuit Finds Software-Related Claims Patent Eligible in Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2016

On May 12, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit addressed the patent eligibility of software in Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft


Federal Circuit Finds Claims Valid Under 101 For Only The Second Time in Almost Two Years
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2016

Patent subject-matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 depends on surviving a two-part test laid out in the United States Supreme Court's June 2014


President Obama Travels to the Asia Pacific Region; Senate Expected to Debate its NDAA Measure; House Committee to Mark-Up the Senate-Passed FY 2016 State Department Reauthorization Bill; Some Congressional Committees to Focus on the Iran Nuclear Deal
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 23 2016

President Barack Obama departed on Sunday for what will be his 10th trip to Asia, with scheduled stops in Vietnam and Japan. The U.S. International


District Court Strikes Infringement Contentions and Sanctioned Plaintiff for Taking Inconsistent Positions
  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2016

The defendant, Echoworx, brought a motion to strike ZixCorp's infringement contentions. ZixCorp had served its original infringement contentions on


Enfish Hooks a Keeper Under 101: Software Can Be Non-Abstract, Patent-Eligible Improvement To Computer Technology
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2016

In Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., No. 15-1244 (Fed. Cir. May 12, 2016), the Federal Circuit reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment


Administering Digital Images Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit
  • Bejin Bieneman plc
  • USA
  • May 19 2016

The Federal Circuit has affirmed the invalidity under 35 U.S.C. 101 of patent claims drawn to “recording and administering digital images.” TLI


Federal Circuit Maintains Software Patents Not Inherently Abstract
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

The Supreme Court's precedent requires a two-part test to determine whether otherwise patent-eligible claims - directed to a process, machine


A Spring thaw in the availability of patents for software inventions?
  • Burns & Levinson LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

Patent lawyers, strategists, entrepreneurs and investors in software and Internet enterprises are acutely aware of "the Alice problem." The Supreme