What are the Implications of Alice v. CLS?
What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 11 with Eddie Cogan
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
How Bryan Cave Translates Firm Financial Data Into Stories
Increasingly interconnected global businesses need to focus on how export controls and trade sanctions can affect their cross-border activities in unexpected ways.
For decades, the US Government has used trade...more
Veeam Software Corp. v. Symantec Corp. -
Addressing issues of claim construction and the requirements for a motion to amend, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) ruled that the...more
In Part 1 we looked at some basic concepts. In Part 2, we look at “enhanced disclosure” requirements.
If the computer program that is to be installed performs one or more of the functions listed below, the person who...more
The Tennessee Department of Revenue recently released Letter Ruling No. 14-05, in which it considered whether certain cloud collaboration services are subject to the state’s sales tax. At a high level, the provider’s...more
Case sets precedent for antitrust disputes in China, particularly on how to define the relevant market, and assess market dominance and abusive conduct.
On 16 October 2014, China’s highest court...more
It’s mid-October. Like many businesses in Canada, you may be weary of hearing about CASL compliance. Hopefully that weariness is due to all the hard work you did 3 months ago to bring your organization into compliance for the...more
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently issued a $750,000 fine against an Intel subsidiary for the unlawful exportation of software products that enable encryption. This is a sharp departure from BIS’s historical...more
Software patents recently took another hit as courts continue down the rabbit hole following the Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014). In Alice, the Court held that claims to...more
The Supreme Court recently addressed the question of patent eligibility under Section 101 of the Patent Act, holding a software patent in the financial services industry invalid for failing to meet the minimum requirements of...more
Amdocs (Israel) Ltd. v. Openet Telecom, Inc. -
In an appeal of a lower court’s summary judgment of no infringement of four patents, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the lower court’s judgment...more
Last year, a deeply divided set of opinions in an en banc Federal Circuit decision left doubt as to whether software programs would remain eligible for patent protection. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court brought closure by...more
While the Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank does not mean that software is ineligible for patent protection, the decision leaves many questions on patent eligibility unanswered. In the second video of a two-part...more
The Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. vs. CLS Bank Int’l, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (decided June 19, 2014) (“Alice”) is an important decision that will have an impact on software and computer-related inventions. In its...more
Owners of software patents took a blow last June with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank International. The Alice Court held that, to be eligible for patent protection, computer-driven innovations...more
In this issue:
- Health Care Decisions — Who Decides?
- Medical Software Licensing — Tips from the Trenches
- An Ounce of Prevention — The Importance of Periodic Corporate Audits
The Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. vs. CLS Bank Int’l, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (decided June 19, 2014) (“Alice”) is an important decision that will have an impact on software and computer-related inventions. In...more
Medical offices are adopting complex software products such as electronic health record (EHR) systems and practice management systems in increasing numbers. While the ultimate hope is to improve patient care and practice...more
Following the Supreme Court's recent guidance in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, several software patents have been invalidated by the Federal Circuit, and district courts. In Alice Corp., the court set out a two...more
Ten years ago, retail managers created schedules for hourly employees using a paper, pen, and a working knowledge of the store’s busy periods and their employees lives....more
Affiliate marketers are a considerable cog in assisting companies, including search engines and online retailers, in guiding potential customers to click on sponsored links. In expediting the acquisition of potential...more
..Is Tumblr trendier? A survey released by Tumblr says the users of that social media platform have higher average incomes than users of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, and a report from Adobe says that this translates into...more
Alice and its immediate aftermath in the lower courts –
In Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014), the US Supreme Court held that claims to “generic computer implementation” of abstract ideas are...more
In July, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA - the financial regulatory body in the United Kingdom) issued a paper titled "Considerations for firms thinking of using third-party technology (off-the-shelf) banking solutions"...more
Windows often is a significant source of audit exposure. Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, discusses the issues involved in documentation for Windows licenses....more
When social networking applications started out over ten years ago, they were for individuals to communicate about their personal life. Individuals created networks of friends/connections/followers and shared posts about...more
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