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.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

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.

© Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP on:

Popular Topics
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.