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Supreme Court Limits Software Patents on “Abstract” Ideas

On June 19, in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l et al., No. 13-298, the Supreme Court unanimously held that a party may not patent “generic computer implementation” of an abstract business idea. Relying on the Court’s...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 Makes It Easier for District Courts to Sanction Unreasonable Patent Litigants

Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced its much-anticipated decisions concerning a district court’s authority to award attorney fees in “exceptional” patent cases under 35 U.S.C. § 285. Those two decisions provide greater...more

4/30/2014 - Attorney's Fees Highmark v. Allcare Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

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