Charley Brown

Charley Brown

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Federal Circuit Finds Software Patent Not Abstract

Reversing a district court holding, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that two patents directed to a method for organizing data in a computer database did not claim an unpatentable...more

5/17/2016 - Abstract Ideas CLS Bank v Alice Corp Computer-Related Inventions Mayo v. Prometheus Microsoft Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Section 101 Software Patents

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

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