Patrick McPherson

Patrick McPherson

Duane Morris LLP

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California Federal Judge Invalidates Spinal Surgery Patents Due to Lack of Objective Boundaries

On November 19, 2014, a federal district court in California invalidated claims in two spinal surgery patents, finding the claims indefinite under the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Nautilus standard. In Abdou v. Alphatec Spine,...more

12/2/2014 - Indefiniteness Patent Litigation Patents Summary Judgment

Federal Circuit Finds Computer Bingo Patents Invalid as Abstract Ideas

On August 26, 2014, the Federal Circuit ruled that patent claims regarding computer-aided management of bingo games are invalid because they are directed to a patent-ineligible abstract idea....more

8/28/2014 - Corporate Counsel

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Patent-Eligible Subject Matter

On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in a prominent patent case regarding subject matter that is not eligible for patent protection. In Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, Justice Thomas...more

6/25/2014 - Alice Corporation CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Risk Mitigation SCOTUS Software

Federal Circuit Reverses District Court on Claim Construction in Patent Suit Involving Google's Street View

On March 14, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in a patent appeal case involving Google's Street View technology on a topic in patent law that has received considerable attention recently—claim...more

3/19/2014 - Claim Construction Exclusive Jurisdiction Federal Jurisdiction Google Infringement Jurisdiction Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents StreetView

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