Stephanie Skaff

Stephanie Skaff

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

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US Supreme Court Holds cDNA Patent Eligible, but Isolated DNA Not

On June 13, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 569 U.S. ___ (2013). The case concerned whether claims drawn to isolated DNA and cDNA were...more

6/18/2013 - AMP v Myriad DNA Gene Patenting Human Genes Myriad Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents

Publications Patent Exhaustion Does Not Apply to the Reproduction of Patented Seeds

On May 13, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Bowman v. Monsanto Co., 569 U.S. ___ (2013), which concerned whether and how patent exhaustion applies to self-replicating patented articles. Monsanto...more

5/15/2013 - Bowman v Monsanto Genetically Engineered Seed Infringement Monsanto Patent Exhaustion Patents SCOTUS Seeds

Federal Circuit Issues Decision on Section 101 Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions

On May 10, 2013, the Federal Circuit issued its en banc decision in CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp. (Case No. 2011-1301), a closely watched dispute regarding the standard for patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The per...more

5/15/2013 - CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Computer-Related Inventions Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents

Court Hears Arguments on Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Invention

On Friday, February 8, the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments en banc in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. (Case No. 2011-1301), a closely watched dispute regarding the standard for patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The...more

2/21/2013 - § 101 Alice Corporation CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Computer-Related Inventions Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Petition For Rehearing Software USPTO

FTC and DOJ Explore Role of Patent Assertion Entities in the Patent Innovation Market

On December 10, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) jointly presented the “Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) Activities Workshop.” This publicly-held workshop signaled a recognition by...more

12/21/2012 - DOJ FTC Innovation Licenses Patent Assertion Entities Patent Trolls Patents

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