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The Supreme Court declines to categorically deny patent protection for software

USA - June 20 2014 In a highly-anticipated case that had the potential to drastically change the patent landscape surrounding computer-implemented inventions, in Alice...

William J. Lenz, Holby M. Abern, Kevin Cukierski, Adam H. Masia.

U.S. Supreme Court makes it easier to avoid method patents requiring multiple actors

USA - June 4 2014 On June 2, 2014, the United States Supreme Court unanimously held that a defendant was not liable for inducing infringement of a Patented method...

Mike R. Turner, Kevin A. O’Connor, Michael B. Harlin.

Federal Circuit fails to clarify software patent eligibility

USA - May 15 2013 In a highly-anticipated decision that was expected to clarify the test for eligibility of software patents under 35 U.S.C. 101, in CLS Bank...

William J. Lenz, Kevin Cukierski.

U.S. Supreme Court makes price differentiation between markets more difficult for copyright owners

USA - March 22 2013 On March 19th, the Supreme Court eliminated a tool that copyright owners have considered important to stopping distributors and retailers from...

Lawrence E. James, Jr., Kevin Cukierski.

Challenging competitors’ patents before they issue: new rule outlines how to submit evidence against pending patent applications

USA - July 25 2012 The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) recently promulgated a new rule that provides an independent third party with a mechanism to reduce the likelihood that a competitor will obtain a patent with an overly broad scope....

Kevin A. O’Connor.