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Federal Circuit Invalidates Device Patent As Directed to an Abstract Idea

USA - July 21 2021 Nearly seven years after the landmark Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l, subject matter eligibility for patent claims under 35…

Baldassare Vinti

USPTO Announces 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

USA - January 15 2019 On January 4, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) released a significant, much-awaited revision to its patentable subject…

Joseph Capraro, S. James Boumil, III

Court Sends Networking Patent Inventorship Dispute to Bench Trial

USA - December 12 2018 In order to qualify as an inventor on a U.S. patent, a person must contribute to the conception of the invention as embodied in one or more of the…

Inventorship Claim in Disease Treatment Patent Dispute Survives Motion to Dismiss

USA - October 19 2018 Determining who qualifies as an inventor on a patent application requires careful attention to the facts surrounding each person’s contribution to…

Supreme Court Opens the Floodgates for Foreign Lost Profits Damages

USA - July 16 2018 In a 7-2 decision issued late last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that patentees can recover damages resulting from the exportation of certain…