Christopher Wolfe

Christopher Wolfe

K&L Gates LLP

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Patent Office Issues New Examination Guidelines for Subject Matter Eligibility

On December 16, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) published new guidelines for determining patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. These guidelines do not have the force of law, but nevertheless...more

12/22/2014 - AMP v Myriad CLS Bank v Alice Corp Genetic Materials Guidance Update Mayo v. Prometheus Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Popular Software USPTO

Software Is Still Patentable, With Caveats

On Thursday, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion on software and business method patents in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, et al. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Thomas, the Court held all of...more

6/23/2014 - Alice Corporation CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Popular Software Technology

Software Patents Set for Supreme Court Consideration

The Supreme Court is set to weigh in on the muddled law of software patent eligibility. On Friday, December 6, the Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, et al. CLS is an...more

12/12/2013 - CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents SCOTUS Software USPTO

What Is Next for Software Patents?

Over the past few weeks, the United States federal courts and the patent office have issued several significant decisions addressing the patent subject matter eligibility of software-related inventions in the United States....more

7/10/2013 - CLS Bank v Alice Corp Legal History Patent Applications Patent Ownership Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Software Ultramercial v Hulu USPTO

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