Brian LaCorte

Brian LaCorte

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Supreme Court Sets Framework for Determining Software Patent Eligibility

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued an important opinion in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International regarding the patent eligibility of basic business methods covered in computer software patents. Writing for the unanimous...more

6/24/2014 - Alice Corporation Bilski CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Risk Mitigation SCOTUS Software

Supreme Court Invalidates Software Patents in Alice Corp. Case

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an important opinion today in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International regarding the patent eligibility of basic concepts covered in computer software patents. Writing for the unanimous Court,...more

6/20/2014 - Alice Corporation CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Risk Mitigation SCOTUS Software

Supreme Court Rulings Expected To Curb Meritless Patent Litigation

The U.S. Supreme Court rendered two decisions yesterday that should help curb meritless “patent troll” litigation. The decisions are particularly helpful to technology companies and large retail businesses that frequently...more

5/1/2014 - Highmark v. Allcare Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trolls Patents SCOTUS

Patent Litigation Reform Bill Passes U.S. House

Congress continues to explore ways to address the explosion of flimsy patent litigation claims by so-called non-practicing entities. On December 5, 2013, the Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) was approved by the House of...more

12/6/2013 - Innovation Act Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patent Trolls Patents

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