Darren Donnelly

Darren Donnelly

Fenwick & West LLP

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Intellectual Property Alert: Supreme Court Rules Against Broadly Claimed Software Patents, But Offers No Clear Test for Abstract...

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held that patent claims directed to abstract ideas do not become patent eligible by the “mere recitation” of generic computer elements. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, No....more

6/23/2014 - Alice Corporation CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Popular Risk Mitigation SCOTUS Software USPTO

Litigation Alert: Supreme Court Relaxes Standard for Fee Shifting in Patent Cases

In a pair of decisions issued yesterday, the United States Supreme Court unanimously lowered the threshold for obtaining attorneys’ fees in patent cases pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 285 and increased the level of deference owed to...more

5/1/2014 - Attorney's Fees Highmark v. Allcare Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Litigation Alert: Federal Circuit Split on Patent Eligible Subject Matter Analysis

Last week, the Federal Circuit, sitting en banc, issued a much-anticipated decision in CLS Bank Int'l, et al., v. Alice Corporation Pty, Ltd. involving the test for when computer-related inventions are unpatentable "abstract...more

5/20/2013 - CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents

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