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China’s first court decision on GUI design patent infringement narrows avenues for protecting software
  • IAM
  • China
  • February 8 2018

Patent protection for software in China is fairly strong, and as this blog has chronicled over the last few years it has gotten stronger still. But

That’s a Really Great (Non-Abstract) Idea!
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2018

On January 25, 2018, in Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. LG Electronics, Inc., the Federal Circuit found a software invention to be patent eligible

Spotlight on Upcoming Oral Arguments - December 2017
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2017

Ariosa appeals from a PTAB decision denying Ariosa’s IPR petition and upholding the validity of Illumina’s ’794 patent. In reaching its decision, the

Three Years of Alice: Federal Circuit Cases Upholding Patent Eligibility Under Alice Step 2
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2017

This post follows our previous post summarizing Federal Circuit cases upholding software patent claims on Alice Step 1 grounds. Here, Step 2 decisions

Three Years of Alice: Federal Circuit Cases Upholding Patent Eligibility Under Alice Step 1
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2017

It has now been over three years since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its transformative patent decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank. During that

How the Federal Circuit is returning certainty to the law of patentability
  • Haug Partners LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2017

In a series of decisions beginning in 2010, the US Supreme Court reshaped the law of patentability. The changes left the validity of thousands of

PTAB Section 101 Ruling Breaks With CAFC Opinion on Business Method
  • Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2017

In a recent decision, a divided PTAB panel has ruled that a patent by Trading Technologies is directed to an ineligible abstract idea. While a

Protecting your software mojo in the smartphone screen era
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • September 6 2017

Smartphone screens are a marketplace for countless merchants and service providers. Through mobile apps, these merchants and service providers get

Protecting your Graphical User Interface (GUI) in Singapore
  • Taylor Vinters LLP
  • Singapore
  • August 31 2017

Whether in relation to gaming, communication, payment, or even an amalgamation of multiple functions, technology companies are leveraging on the

Reflections on USPTO Design Day 2017: What’s Next?
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA, Global
  • April 27 2017

Each April, the design patent community gathers at the USPTO to discuss design prosecution and protection. This year, on April 25, another sell-out