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Apple Files Patent Application for Sapphire Front/Back Displays

  In advance of the upcoming release of the Apple iPhone 6, a recent US Patent Application (SN 2014/0193606) published on July 10, 2014 discloses a sapphire glass component that is used on both front and back surfaces of electronic devices.  The sapphire component is formed with a single crystal… Continue reading

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US Supreme Court Again Limits Business Method Patents After Bilski

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… Continue reading

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US Supreme Court Attempts to Clarify Definiteness Requirement

  On June 2, 2014 the US Supreme Court in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. (No. 13-369) attempted to clarify the requirement for precise language as required in the US Patent Statute at 35 USC Section 112, paragraph 2. At issue in the case, which was… Continue reading

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AIPLA files Amicus Brief in Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments re: Definiteness

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has filed an Amicus Brief (friend of the court)in Biosig Instruments, Inc. v. Nautilus , 2012-1289 (April 26, 2013, CAFC).  A link to the US Supreme Court docket on the appeal is found here. The Federal Circuit reversed a district court decision that a patent claim to… Continue reading

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Apple’s New Touch MacBook Patent

On Tuesday of this week the US Patent and Trademark Office issued US Patent 8,654,524 for a “Housing as an I/O Device” to Apple, Inc. The patent claims a device that includes sensors positioned in a housing where the housing surrounds the electronic device.  The sensors are peripheral to the… Continue reading

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