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Zeroclick, LLC v. Apple Inc.
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • June 1 2018

Failure to use the word “means” creates a rebuttable presumption that the term is not a means-plus-function limitation invoking 112 6. That


10 Considerations For Blockchain Patent Applications
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2018

A blockchain is a distributed ledger verified and copied across thousands of computers. One analogy is Google Docs, which provides


Effective GUI protection in China
  • CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office
  • China
  • May 28 2018

Beijing Qihu Technology and Qizhi Software (Beijing) (the plaintiffs) are the owners of a Chinese design patent called “Computer with graphical user


First Infringement Judgment Casts Doubt on Value of GUI Design Patents
  • LexField Law Offices
  • China
  • May 24 2018

The Beijing Intellectual Property Court recently issued its judgment in the first-in-China infringement suit involving a design patent on GUI, Qihu v


GUIs: A Hotbed for Design Patents
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2018

In today's fast-paced, global economy, innovative businesses established and startups rely heavily on internet storefronts for their


Not All GUIs Are Created Equal Under USPTO Guidelines and Alice
  • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
  • USA
  • February 21 2018

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published new and updated guidelines on subject matter eligibility on February 5, 2018


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


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