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U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Federal Circuit Standard for Indefiniteness in Patent Cases

In a unanimous decision yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Federal Circuit's standard for determining whether patent claims are indefinite under 35.U.S.C. § 112, ¶2 in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc....more

6/5/2014 - Claim Construction Indefiniteness Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Supreme Court Limits the Reach of Induced Patent Infringement

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision that an entity cannot be liable for inducing patent infringement of a method claim where two or more entities perform the required steps of the claim. The...more

6/5/2014 - Akamai Technologies Induced Infringement Limelight Limelight Networks Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Federal Circuit Standard for Attorneys’ Fees in Patent Cases

In two unanimous decisions yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed the standards for granting and reviewing attorneys’ fees under 35.U.S.C. § 285 in Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark Inc. v....more

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

Patent Trial and Appeal Board Issues First Final Written Decision Under America Invents Act Proceeding

On June 11, 2013, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued the first final written decision in one of the new proceedings created by the America Invents Act...more

6/18/2013 - America Invents Act Covered Business Method Patents Patent Reform Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Post-Grant Review USPTO

White House Issues Executive Actions and Legislative Recommendations Aimed at Patent Assertion Entities

Recognizing a problem that has long plagued Silicon Valley technology companies, on June 4, 2013, President Barack Obama issued executive actions and legislative recommendations "to protect innovators from frivolous...more

6/6/2013 - Barack Obama Customs and Border Protection Executive Orders Infringement Innovation ITC Patent Assertion Entities Patent Trolls Patents USPTO

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