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May 18, 2017
Before the case arrived at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Twitter secured summary judgment on grounds that the subject matter... Continue Reading »
March 24, 2017
Asserting its U.S. Patent No. 7,069,526, Mentor Graphics accused EVE-USA of infringing software claims involving debugging a fabricated integrated circuit. The claims were written... Continue Reading »
March 16, 2017
On March 15, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit concluded that the software patent claims before it were invalid because the claimed subject... Continue Reading »
March 10, 2017
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held on March 8, 2017, that another set of software patent claims were directed to... Continue Reading »
January 18, 2017
On December 30, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent Office entered a new ground of rejection on subject-matter ineligibility... Continue Reading »
August 8, 2016
In its Elec. Power Group v. Alstom, Inc. decision dated August 1, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the... Continue Reading »
August 1, 2016
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina’s denial of a... Continue Reading »
July 18, 2016
In Shortridge v. Found. Constr. Payroll Serv., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the invalidation of Shortridge’s claims directed to... Continue Reading »
July 7, 2016
On July 5, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the grant of a motion for summary judgment, finding the... Continue Reading »
June 29, 2016
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the grant of a motion to dismiss BASCOM Global Internet Services’ patent infringement claims on the grounds... Continue Reading »
June 27, 2016
On May 17, 2016, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia’s invalidation of the... Continue Reading »
June 9, 2016
On June 2, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah granted Electronic Arts Inc.’s motion to dismiss a patent infringement claim... Continue Reading »
May 16, 2016
For the second time since the Supreme Court issued its decision regarding patentable subject matter in Alice, the Federal Circuit has found a software... Continue Reading »
May 3, 2016
On April 22, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit continued its post-Alice pattern of upholding claim rejections on subject-matter ineligibility... Continue Reading »
March 14, 2016
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the rejection of a patent applicant’s claims in In re Smith, No. 2015-1664, 2016 U.S.... Continue Reading »
March 8, 2016
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Blue Calypso, LLC v. Groupon, Inc., Nos. 2015-1391 et al., 2016 U.S.... Continue Reading »
February 29, 2016
On February 23, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent Office issued a routine (i.e., nonprecedential) decision in Ex parte... Continue Reading »
January 26, 2016
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent Office has newly designated its opinion in LG Elecs., Inc. v. Mondis Tech. LTD.,... Continue Reading »