Protecting and Enforcing your High Technology Intellectual Property

In This Presentation:

- Software Patents Issues in the USPTO

- Functional Claiming in Software Patents

- Covered Business Method (CBM) Review

- Will the Supreme Court kill all software patents this term?

- Draft Patent Legislation Update

- Excerpt from Draft Patent Legislation Update:

• Patent Transparency and Improvements Act (S. 1720)

• Patent Quality Improvement Act (S. 866)

• Patent Litigation Integrity Act (S. 1612)

• Patent Abuse Reduction Act (S. 1013)

• Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act (H.R. 845)

Key Features of Draft Legislation:

• Fee shifting to losers in patent litigation

• Fee shifting to non-practicing entities

• Protections for customers of accused patent infringers

• Regulation of cease and desist letters

• Encouragement of usage of post-grant procedures for challenging patent validity

• Revisions to patent litigation procedures

Please see full presentation below for more information.

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Topics:  Covered Business Method Patents, Patent Applications, Patent Reform, Patents, Technology, USPTO

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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