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Federal Circuit Review - November 2018
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • December 5 2018

Federal Circuit Finds Claims Directed to Tabbed Spreadsheets Patent Eligible and Claims Directed to Tracking Changes in Documents Ineligible Under

Invalidating Patents Under 101 in the Early Stages of Litigation Still Possible Post-Berkheimer and Aatrix
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • December 3 2018

Patent eligibility challenges under 35 U.S.C. 101 have been effective tools for defendants to obtain early dismissal of a case without extensive

So You Want to Buy or Sell a Biologics Company? The Impact of Vanda on Biologics IP Due Diligence
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2018

Conducting IP due diligences for biologics products can require some significant forethought. In addition to properly valuing the existing IP from a

Claims for Analyzing Twitter Posts Held Unpatentable by Judge Castel
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2018

On October 29, 2018, United States District Judge P. Kevin Castel (S.D.N.Y.) issued a decision granting Defendant Bloomberg's Rule 12(b)(6) motion to

35 USC 101: Further clarification of patent subject-matter eligibility
  • USA
  • October 30 2018

Paris, October 31, 2018 - Two recently issued USPTO memorandums further clarify aspects of patent subject-matter eligibility under 35 USC 101. The

“A New Day” for Amending Claims in Post-Grant Proceedings
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • October 29 2018

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director, Andrei Iancu, recently gave a speech to the American Intellectual Property Law Association where he

Federal Circuit Holds Notebook-Tabbed Spreadsheets Are Patent Eligible
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2018

In recent years, the Federal Circuit has issued a number of decisions attempting to define the line between computer-implemented claims that are

Board Terminates Motion to Amend, Citing Inefficient Use of Resources
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • October 17 2018

The Board recently exercised its discretion to terminate trial and obviate the Patent Owner’s pending Motion to Amend, after the Federal Circuit

BSG Tech LLC v. BuySeasons, Inc., No. 2017-1980 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 15, 2018)
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2018

The patentee sued for infringement of several patents claiming a “self-evolving generic index” for organizing information stored in a database. The

Q2 in Review: Courts Grapple with Foreign Damages and Patent Eligibility as Plaintiff-Centric Trends Continue
  • RPX Corp
  • USA
  • July 10 2018

The patent ecosystem continued to show signs of a shift back in favor of patent owners in the second quarter, as some of the plaintiff-centric trends