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I burn, burn like a wicker chair; chalk white and oh-so frail…

USA - September 13 2019 The title above refers to a lyric from a 1998 song by Eve 6, although they used the word “cabinet” instead of “chair.” While this simple substitution…

The U.S. Supreme Court is Not Above Delivering a Good Pun

USA - June 25 2019 A good pun is always welcome when reading a legal opinion. Recently, in Return Mail v. U.S. Postal Service, neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom…

Plumber and Electrician recitations render claims indefinite (Ex parte McAward)

USA - September 5 2017 In its precedential decision, Ex parte McAward (August 2017), the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently reaffirmed that the…

Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.

Decision Upholding Subject Matter Eligibility: Visual Memory v. NVIDIA (Fed. Cir., August 2017)

USA - August 15 2017 With every major patent blog reporting on the recent Federal Circuit decision (favorable to patent owners) to reverse a district court judgement that…

Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.

Justices Seem Unsatisfied With Design Patent Damages Tests

USA - October 17 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Apple, Inc. on Oct. 11, as to the following question presented in…

Colin B. Harris.