The US Supreme Court in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International Et Al., 573 U.S. ___ (6/19/2014) (“Alice”) has again held that the scope of patentable subject matter is narrow for business method patents. The representative method claim at issue in Alice recited the following steps: (1) “creating” shadow records for each counterparty […]
Introduction Many, if not most of you are probably aware of the newly enacted America Invents Act (AIA). The AIA is major patent legislation that includes significant changes to American patent law. It was signed into law on September 16, 2011. This report provides a summary of the most important provisions that are included in […]
The Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), David Kappos, defended software patents at a recent keynote address at the Center for American Progress. In the address, Kappos emphasized that software patents are not issued merely for lines of code, or abstract ideas but instead are issues for processes and apparatuses. Examples […]
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has agreed to address the issue of patent eligibility for computer-implemented inventions by a full court. On October 9, 2012, the Federal Circuit issued an order which granted the Petition by CLS Bank, vacated its previous split-panel decision in CLS Bank International v. Alice Corporation and agreed […]
US Patent and Trademark Office Co-Sponsors Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium in Shreveport, Louisiana
The USPTO, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu and Cedric B. Glover, mayor of the City of Shreveport, are co-sponsoring the Second Annual USPTO Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium. The symposium will focus on women entrepreneurs and the importance of intellectual property (IP) protection to the success of innovative businesses. The symposium will be held from March 25-26, 2012 […]
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