Rodney Sweetland III

Rodney Sweetland III

Duane Morris LLP

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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

President Obama Vetoes U.S. International Trade Commission Exclusion Order of Apple Products

For the first time in 26 years, a U.S. president and his administration have exercised statutory authority to veto an exclusion order from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). This development may herald the end of...more

8/6/2013 - Apple Exclusions ITC Legislative Vetoes Patents Samsung Standards-Essential Patents

ITC Looks to Short-Circuit Troll Cases

Continuing the trend against Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs or "trolls"), the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced a pilot program to permit an accelerated determination on the existence of dispositive issues in...more

7/11/2013 - Administrative Procedure Act ALJ Domestic Industry Requirement ITC Non-Practicing Entities

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