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Ex Parte Hafner Provides Clarity in Assessing Patent Subject Matter Eligibility for Software Patents

by Knobbe Martens on

In Ex Parte Hafner, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) reversed the Examiner’s rejection that claims directed to an energy transaction plan were subject-matter ineligible. Ex...more

AIPLA Legislative Proposal to Overrule Recent §101 Caselaw

by Knobbe Martens on

With the continuing uncertainties regarding application of the subject matter eligibility standard enumerated in 35 U.S.C. §101 by both courts and the U.S. Patent Office, organizations that have an interest in clarifying the...more

AIPLA Proposes New 101 to Save the Patent System

The AIPLA has proposed a new Section 101: 35 U.S.C. § 101—Inventions Patentable - (a) Eligible Subject Matter.— Whoever invents or discovers any useful process, machine, manufacture, composition of matter, or any...more

Ex Parte Hafner Provides Clarity in Assessing Patent Subject Matter Eligibility for Software Patents

by Knobbe Martens on

In Ex Parte Hafner, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) reversed the Examiner’s rejection that claims directed to an energy transaction plan were subject-matter ineligible. Ex...more

AIPLA Proposes Legislative Changes to 35 U.S.C. § 101

Like the Intellectual Property Owners (see "What to Do about Section 101? IPO Provides Its Answer") and the IP Law Section of the American Bar Association (see "ABA IP Law Section Sends Section 101 Revision Proposal to USPTO...more

Updated Predictions on Patent Policy under the Trump Administration

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Earlier this year, the Shearman patent litigation team published an article predicting patent policy under the Trump Administration.[1] To briefly recap that article: President Trump has given few indications about where he...more

AILPA Letter to Trump administration lays out top IP priorities

by Barley Snyder on

The quick appointment of a qualified leader and significant changes to the U.S. Copyright Office are just some of the major wish-list items the American Intellectual Property Law Association is hoping President Donald Trump’s...more

When Does Meat Tenderizer Stop Working?

Edmund C. Rogers, a well-known patent attorney in St. Louis, and a past president of the AIPLA, would often muse at lunch, “when does meat tenderizer stop working?” A similar question might be posed about any of the...more

Pleading Patent Infringement Without Form 18

by Fish & Richardson on

On December 1, 2015, changes recommended by the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and adopted by the Supreme Court will take effect. Among these changes is elimination of the...more

Tracking #AliceStorm: Spring Showers Continue to Rain Patent Destruction

by Fenwick & West LLP on

It's been six weeks since my last AliceStorm update, and we've had plenty of action: twelve §101 decisions, and fourteen patents invalidated in just that period. That said, the success rate of motions on the pleadings is...more

Reaction to Supreme Court's Decision in AMP v. Myriad

It has been just over two weeks since the Supreme Court issued its decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., holding that a naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent...more

Recent FTC Developments Regarding Standard Essential Patents

by BakerHostetler on

The FTC recently issued two decisions and proposed consent orders concerning Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (“FTCA”) and standard essential patents (“SEPs”). Not only do these decisions emphasize the...more

Intellectual Property And Technology News - Asia Pacific - Issue 4, Q2 2012: The Copyright Issue: ISP Liability Streaming, TV,...

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IN THIS ISSUE: *NEWS: - IPT Insights - Q&A with Nicholas Tyacke - In the spotlight: Melinda Upton - In the spotlight: Robynne Sanders *FEATURE ARTICLE: - Australian High Court confirms that iiNet...more

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