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Federal Circuit Finds Claims Implemented on a General Purpose Cellphone Not Patentable

USA - October 3 2016 In Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, the Supreme Court applied its two-part test for patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 - i.e., (1)…

What "Reasonably" Could Have Been Raised in an Inter Partes Review?

USA - April 6 2016 Since their introduction, inter partes review ("IPR") proceedings have had a close association with district court litigation. Indeed, litigation…

Federal Circuit Provides Additional Insight into the Scope of Board Institution-Related Decisions That Are Not Appealable

USA - December 16 2015 Just as inter parties review proceedings (“IPRs”) are limited in scope, addressing invalidity based only on patents and printed publications…

Defense to patent infringement if acts were performed in a “quasigovernmental” capacity pursuant to a legal obligation

USA - December 2 2014 A recent Federal Circuit opinion highlights a defense that is available to defendants whose alleged infringement occurred through activities that…

PTAB requires additional showing for cross-examination if testimony was prepared for another proceeding

USA - October 16 2014 A recent order from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("Board") in an inter partes review illustrates how the Board may handle situations where a…