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Federal Circuit Cautions Against Omitting Preamble Transition Words in Claim Drafting

USA - November 16 2018 In Acceleration Bay, LLC v. Activision Blizzard Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB’s holding that certain claims of patents owned by…

Matthew J. Luneack

Software Claims Lacking an Algorithm Are Held Indefinite for Lack of Sufficient Structure

USA - March 8 2021 In Rain Computing, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the Federal Circuit reversed the district court’s determination that “user identification…

Elizabeth D. Ferrill, Shannon M. Patrick

Applying Standard Techniques in a Standard Way to Observe Natural Phenomena Is Not Patent-Eligible

USA - July 27 2022 In CareDx, Inc. v. Natera, Inc., No. 2022-1027 (Fed. Cir. July 18, 2022), the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that CareDx’s three patents…

Yinan Liu

Federal Circuit Finds Preamble Limiting When It Supplies the Claim’s Structure

USA - January 12 2021 In SIMO Holdings Inc., v. Hong Kong uCloudlink Network Technology LTD, No. 19-2411 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 5, 2021), the Federal Circuit reversed a district…

Elizabeth D. Ferrill

Federal Circuit Compels Transfer of Ownership of Japanese Patent Applications

Japan, USA - December 15 2020 In SiOnyx LLC v. Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Nos. 2019-2359, 2020-1217 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 7, 2020), the Federal Circuit reversed the district court’s…

Elizabeth D. Ferrill