Intelletual Property Newsletter - March 2014


In This Issue:

- USPTO Issues New Guidelines for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility of Claims

- Eastern District of Texas Unveils New Patent Case Track

- Opening Briefs Submitted to U.S. Supreme Court in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.

- Details, Details, Details! (to Support a Motion to Transfer) - Federal Circuit Denies Apple’s Petition for Writ of Mandamus

- Patent Reform

- Excerpt from Patent Reform: While the Supreme Court considers clarifying the patentability of certain inventions and the standard for fee-shifting in patent cases, Congress is debating proposals intended to curb abusive patent litigation. Additionally, President Obama, through executive action and rulemaking at the USPTO, has enacted several reforms to a similar end. Many states have also explored their options to combat what they feel are abusive patent litigation practices.

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