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Quinn IP Law | USA | 21 Feb 2017

The 20 Year War On Patents: When Will It End?

The Federal Circuit's 1998 State Street Bank decision was a sweeping departure from precedent and opened the floodgates to so-called business method…
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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 25 Sep 2016

More Lessons From McRo

My previous blog on McRo focused on the direct aspects of the decision, but there are other excellent points that the court makes and that can be…
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PCK Perry + Currier Inc | USA | 6 Sep 2016

Patent Application for Blackjack Variation Rejected as Unpatentable Subject Matter

Makers of new ideas for games have plenty of ways to monetize and protect their intellectual property - copyright to protect the artwork, a good…
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 14 Jul 2016

Another Software Patent Survives an Alice Challenge

Inventions directed to "organizing information" have long been the subject of 101 challenges. Courts and the Patent Office alike have invalidated…
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Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 22 Mar 2016

In Re Smith: A Raw Deal for Inventors?

The recent decision in In re Smith (Fed. Cir. 2016), in which the Federal Circuit affirmed the rejection of claims 1-18 as being ineligible for patent…
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 5 Dec 2014

Analyzing the claims using the framework of Bilski, Mayo and Alice, Federal Circuit finds § 101 patent-eligible subject matter in a patent directed to website manipulation

CAFC held that the district court erred by denying defendants’ motion for JMOL of invalidity of the ’572 patent under 35 U.S.C. § 102(a). There was…
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Pierce Atwood LLP | USA | 25 Nov 2014

Alice as game-changer: Federal Circuit changes course on advertising patent in Ultramercial

The third time is the charm in Ultramercial v. Hulu: After twice finding that an advertising method patent was directed to patent eligible subject…
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Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 28 Oct 2014

Business method patents under fire in the United States

While the United States has long been considered one of the most accommodating countries for computer-implemented business method patents, these…
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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP | USA | 26 Sep 2014

Patents directed to rounding method for contributing to a recipient account claim patent ineligible subject matter pursuant to Alice, Bilski and Mayo

On September 11, 2014, District Judge Steven D. Merryday for the United States District Court Middle District of Florida determined that plaintiff…
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Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 15 Sep 2014

Addressing Section 101 issues through reissue

The contraction of patent eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101 that Alice, Mayo, Bilski, and other recent court cases have triggered has…
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