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Congressional Hearings Will Focus on the State and Defense Department’s FY 2018 Budgets, While the Senate Focuses on an Iran Sanctions Bill
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • June 12 2017

Most of Washington was focused on last Thursday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, where former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Circuit Affirms Patent Ineligibility of Method for Encoding and Reproducing Facial Features
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • June 2 2017

In RecogniCorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., Appeal No. 2016-1499, the Federal Circuit affirmed that patent claims for encodingdecoding image data

Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Proposed Updates to The Sedona Principles, Third Edition
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2017

A technology company has been sued by a non-practicing entity (also known, less politely, as a patent troll) in US federal district court for patent

Turning the Tide: Patent Subject Matter Eligibility at the Federal Circuit
  • Dilworth IP
  • USA
  • May 24 2017

Recent decisions from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from 2016 and 2017 suggest a loosening grip and increasing

Clearing Hurdles in the Race for Blockchain Patents
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2017

Blockchain technology is finding more applications every day. As the many benefits of blockchain technology are increasingly recognized, efforts to

Four shades of IP strategy in a data driven world
  • Roschier
  • European Union, USA
  • May 22 2017

In 2017, everything is going to the cloud. Regulators are trying to keep up with the pace, but much of the current regulation of data ends up missing

Federal Circuit Finds Claims Directed to Encoding and Decoding Image Data Patent-Ineligible
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • May 19 2017

The Federal Circuit recently held in RecogniCorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2016) that claims directed to encoding and decoding image data

Ex Parte Hafner Provides Clarity in Assessing Patent Subject Matter Eligibility for Software Patents
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • May 19 2017

In Ex Parte Hafner, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) reversed the Examiner’s rejection that claims

Surviving Alice in the e-Commerce Arts
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2017

As has been well documented, the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank has had a dramatic impact on the allowability of computer

Some Cardiac Monitoring Patents Beat Alice Challenge, While Others Fail to Survive
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2017

In the time since Alice changed the landscape of patent eligibility for certain types of inventions, the Federal Circuit has begun pumping out