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Claim Construction Principles Revisited: Distinguishing Radios From Radiators

USA - December 15 2016 Ordinary meaning can limit features in claims to the features’ purpose and principal use, according to the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in…

CLS Bank: US Supreme Court issues guidance on patentable subject matter

USA - June 19 2014 Today, the Supreme Court in Alice Corp. Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank International 573 US ___ (June 19, 2014) unanimously reasserted that untransformed…

U.S. Supreme Court holds that induced infringement cannot be premised on divided direct infringement – reverses Federal Circuit

USA - June 2 2014 In one of two patent decisions today, the Supreme Court has again acted rein in the Federal Circuit's expansion of patent owner rights, this time by…

International design patent applications and revival of unintentionally abandoned applications – two main effects of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012

USA - January 25 2013 Thanks to a new law, international design patent applications will soon be a reality for US applicants, and it soon will be easier to revive…

Patent reform legislation brings host of changes to US patent law

USA - September 16 2011 The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, signed by President Obama into law on September 16, 2011, is the culmination of patent reform efforts taking years.

Alicia M. Choi, David Elkins, Douglas H. Goldhush, Keith Mullervy.