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Patent LawPrior Art
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • June 25 2018

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) prohibits patents from issuing for “prior art.” Prior art has long included inventions that were already in

Written Description of a Genus Can Be Satisfied by Disclosure of Single Species in Predictable Arts
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2018

In Hologic, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew Inc., No. 2017-1389 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 14, 2018), the Federal Circuit concluded that disclosure of a species provides

Eligibility Rejections Contested in Nearly All Business-Method Appeals
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2018

While the examiner is the sole arbiter during patent prosecution, when an impasses has been reached (in terms claim interpretation, the cited art, or

Surviving Alice in the e-Commerce Arts
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2017

As has been well documented, the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank has had a dramatic impact on the allowability of computer

Major Nonprofit Leadership Controversy
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 26 2016

A recently resolved controversy involving a nationally renowned charity provides a colorful example for nonprofit health systems of the potential

Plans for cultural and educational hub to go ahead
  • Boodle Hatfield
  • United Kingdom
  • August 19 2016

Plans for a new cultural and educational hub on the London 2012 Olympic site are to go ahead, London Mayor Sadiq Khan told The Art Newspaper on

Alice evolves - DDR, Enfish, and now, BASCOM - Giving hope to subject matter eligibility in computer arts
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • August 10 2016

The Supreme Court’s decision in Alice applied the two-step test for patent eligibility set forth in Mayo. The first step is to evaluate abstractness

Summer Slow Down: For the first time in memory, the quota reserved for the most desired immigrant applicants retrogresses for natives of India and China!
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2016

The Department of State published its August 2016 Visa Bulletin and it has a few impactful surprises. This is not good news for companies and foreign

The (New) Technological Arts Test in Determining Patent-Eligible Subject Matter
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2016

The Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice was a sea change for patent owners in the field of computer-implemented inventions, such as software

Practical steps for arts startups
  • Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
  • USA
  • April 23 2015

Whether an independent artist or an emerging arts-centered group, the initial business startup steps are the same. Excluding art groups that launch as