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House Rules: Remote Gambling Activity Claims Go Bust

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The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit applied the Alice/Mayo framework to assess whether claims directed to remote gambling were patent eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and determined that the claims were directed to...more

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USPTO Issues Updated Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility and AI

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From the U.S. Supreme Court’s perspective, its Mayo and Alice decisions from 2012 and 2014, respectively, are still sufficient to govern patent law’s § 101 analysis. This inference stems in-part of the Supreme Court’s cert...more

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Navigating Inventorship of AI-Assisted Inventions: USPTO's Guidance and Implications

This article discusses the February 13, 2024 guidance issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) regarding the inventorship of artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted inventions. While this guidance marks a...more

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Eye on IPRs, June 2024: What’s Next for the Design Patent Obviousness Test; Federal Circuit Ruling on Printed Matter

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Every month, Erise’s patent attorneys review the latest inter partes review cases and news to bring you the stories that you should know about: Design Patent Obviousness Test Thrown Out - The U.S. Court of Appeals...more

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5 Key Takeaways | Rolling with the Legal Punches: Resetting Patent Strategy to Address Changes in the Law

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Kilpatrick partners Tina McKeon, Michael Bertelson, and Michael Turton recently joined Laura Fritts (Vice President, Intellectual Property, Legal, Azurity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) to present at the annual Kilpatrick...more

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Federal Circuit Affirms Invalidation of Patents Manipulating Medical Imaging Data as Abstract

The Federal Circuit held that patent claims directed to storing and providing medical images over the web as “virtual views” were invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101 because they involved nothing more than “converting data and...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Federal Circuit Applies WesternGeco Framework to Expert’s Effort to Seek Royalties Flowing from Customers Overseas

In 2010, Trading Technologies International, Inc. (“TT”) filed suit against IBG LLC and its subsidiary Interactive Brokers LLC for patent infringement. The four patents in question, U.S. Patent Nos. 6,766,304; 6,772,132;...more

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101 Whack-a-Mole – Yet Another Software Patent Falls Victim to Section 101

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In 2014, the Supreme Court upended U.S. patent law in the landmark ruling for Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International.  The Alice decision established new standards for determining whether inventions, especially those related...more

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Federal Circuit Patent Watch: District Court’s “Seemingly Siloed and Inflexible Approach” to Obviousness “Ran Afoul” of KSR

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Precedential and Key Federal Circuit Opinions - 1.  JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. v. TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC. [OPINION] (2022-1258, 2022-1307, 4/1/2024) (Dyk, Prost, and Hughes) - Prost, J. The Court affirmed...more

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Virtually Done: Computer Visualization Patents Are Ineligible for Protection

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Addressing subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the district court’s finding that patents related to computer visualizations of medical scans were patent...more

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Eye on IPRs, April 2024: PTAB’s Analogous Art Finding Upheld by Federal Circuit, Blockchain Gemstone Identifying Process Patent...

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Every month, Erise’s patent attorneys review the latest inter partes review cases and news to bring you the stories that you should know about: Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB’s Analogous Art Finding - As IP Watchdog...more

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EDVA Judge Finds Driver Scheduling Patents Invalid

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In a lengthy and detailed opinion, EDVA Judge Hannah Lauck has dismissed a suit alleging infringement of seven patents relating to coordinating drivers to transport vehicles between locations, holding that the patents were...more

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Claim Construction When Uniformly Referring to Aspects of an Invention

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Chewy, Inc. v. International Business Machines Corporation - Before Moore, Chief Judge, Stoll and Cunningham. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York....more

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2023 Federal Circuit Case Summaries - Intellectual Property: Year End Report

We are pleased to share Sheppard Mullin’s inaugural “Year in Review” report that collects and reports on most key patent law-related Federal Circuit decisions for 2023. This is a follow up to the quarterly report we...more

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

ChromaDex Stands Out, But Not in a Good Way

The law of patent eligibility was pretty quiet for decades until the Supreme Court breathed new life into Section 101 invalidity challenges in a series of decisions starting in 2010 with Bilski v. Kappos. In its current...more

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A Continuation Application is an Implicit Admission of Obviousness-Type Double Patenting When Filed from a Parent Patent

Filing a continuation application from a parent patent is an implicit admission that obviousness-type double patenting (ODP) applies to the resulting continuation patent. A Terminal Disclaimer in the continuation patent over...more

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Section 101 Patent Eligibility Roundup: The PTAB, Cert Petition and My Oscars Picks

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Dennis Crouch, famed Patently-O blogger, recently looked at several Section 101 decisions from the PTAB. In his first post, "Four Funerals: Recent 101 Decisions," Crouch analyzes four recent eligibility cases that involve...more

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And Again, Abstract Ideas are Not Patentable!

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The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down many patents on the grounds that they are invalid as directed to an abstract idea, relying on the Supreme Court’s Alice decision. In In re Elbaum (Fed. Cir. 12/20/2023)...more

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The USPTO's AI Inventorship Guidance

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The USPTO published its new “Inventorship Guidance for AI-assisted Inventions” on the Federal Register on February 13, 2024. This new guidance was in part a response to the Federal Circuit’s Thaler decision, which ruled that...more

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4 Key Takeaways | Updates in Standard Essential Patent Licensing and Litigation

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Kilpatrick’s Alton Absher and Andie Anderson recently presented “Updates in Standard Essential Patent Licensing and Litigation” at the firm’s annual 2024 Advanced Patent Law Seminar. This full-day seminar featured discussions...more

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The Federal Circuit Once Again Shows Its Willingness to Reject Conclusory Allegations of Inventiveness

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The Federal Circuit recently affirmed a district court’s grant of Zillow Group Inc.’s (“Zillow”) motion to dismiss under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) because the two International Business Machines Corporation...more

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Section 101 Patent Eligibility Roundup: A Senate Hearing, a New Cert Petition and More

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The Senate on Jan. 23, 2024, held a hearing to consider the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act (PERA), the proposed legislation introduced by Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.). Tillis noted that though...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Senate Holds Hearing on Legislative Initiative to Address Patent Eligibility

Seeking to undo the current jurisprudence “mess” on the issue of patent eligibility, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property heard testimony on January 23, 2024, on the Patent Eligibility...more

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Current Congressional Attempts at Patent Reform

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In recent years, Congress has considered potential new laws for patent reform, typically changes to the system supported by patent owners.  Two main areas of focus are “Section 101” and the “PTAB.”  ...more

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The Patent Eligibility Restoration Act – ‎Restoring Clarity, Certainty, and Predictability to ‎the U.S. ‎‎Patent System

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On June 22, 2023‎, the U.S. senate released a bill, The Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2023 (introduced by Senators Tillis and Coons and ‎hereinafter referred to as “PERA”), which if passed would transform patent...more

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