Sean Holder

Sean Holder

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Impact of USPTO Interim Guidance on Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Biotech Inventions

The recent interim guidance issued by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides applicants and practitioners with more helpful information about which types of claims the USPTO will find to satisfy subject matter...more

12/22/2014 - AMP v Myriad Genetic Materials Guidance Update Mayo v. Prometheus Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents USPTO

New Patent Examination Guidelines Give Applicants Some Reason for Optimism: First in a two-part series on USPTO interim guidance

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently released updated interim guidelines for determining whether an invention is directed to patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. ยง 101. Although the impact of the...more

12/18/2014 - Guidance Update Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents USPTO

Supreme Court Sets Framework for Determining Software Patent Eligibility

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued an important opinion in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International regarding the patent eligibility of basic business methods covered in computer software patents. Writing for the unanimous...more

6/24/2014 - Alice Corporation Bilski CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Risk Mitigation SCOTUS Software

Supreme Court Invalidates Software Patents in Alice Corp. Case

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an important opinion today in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International regarding the patent eligibility of basic concepts covered in computer software patents. Writing for the unanimous Court,...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

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