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Federal Circuit Limits Scope of Covered Business Method Review
  • Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2017

The Federal Circuit recently clarified what patents are subject to the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents, or CBM review, in

Two steps forward, and a look back Global Intellectual Property Outlook
  • Sirote & Permutt PC
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 10 2017

2016 was an interesting and exciting year. We saw a dramatic shift in the political landscape, the UK’s decision to leave the European Union left

Improved Computer Functionality Argument Fails 101 Eligibility Test in Evolutionary Intelligence
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2017

Not all abstract ideas fall under the scrutiny of 35 USC 101. Over the past year, the CAFC has chipped away at the granite façade that is 35 USC 101

The Federal Circuit Narrows the Scope of Covered Business Method Review By Limiting Review to Claims that Cover Activities Financial in Nature
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2017

The Federal Circuit issued a decision in Secure Axcess, LLC v. PNC Bank Nat’l Ass’n, No. 2016-1353, 2017 WL 676601 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 21, 2017). In its

Northern District of California Finds Claims Directed to Device Pairing Patent Eligible
  • Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2017

Is a patent directed to electronic communications between computing devices patent eligible? As with many legal questions, the answer to this question

Voitures autonomes : Uber a-t-il volé à Google des infos confidentielles ?
  • Ulys
  • USA
  • February 28 2017

L’intelligence artificielle, et en particulier les voitures autonomes, sera l’un des enjeux technologiques majeurs des prochaines années. Dans ce

Highest Patent Court Narrows Scope of Covered Business Review
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2017

A patent does not qualify for “covered business method” review if its claims are only incidental to a financial activity. The US Court of Appeals for

Federal Circuit Clarifies Scope of Covered Business Method Review
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 27 2017

The Federal Circuit has further clarified the scope of the Covered Business Method (CBM) review program under the America Invents Act (AIA

What Patents Can Be Challenged in the Patent Office as “Covered Business Methods”?
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • USA
  • February 24 2017

Perhaps your firm is a bank or insurer has been sued for infringing a “business method” patent. Or your firm owns such a patent, and must decide

Federal Circuit Rules Software Patent for a User Interface is Patentable Subject Matter
  • Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2017

In the recent decision Trading Technologies International, Inc., v. CQG, Inc. et al., the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court's ruling that a