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Federal Circuit Holds Making Liners for Driveshafts Doesn’t Practically Apply Laws of Nature

Monday | October 7, 2019By Shane Skwarekcourt rulingfederal circuitpatent eligibility

The trend in the U.S. for courts to invalidate growing numbers of patents, particularly software, business method, and medical diagnostic patents, as being directed to unpatentable abstract ideas, laws of nature, and natural phenomena has found its way to mechanical…

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New Federal Circuit Opinion May Limit Impact of Berkheimer Decision

Monday | August 20, 2018By Shane Skwarekfederal circuitintellectual propertypatent applicationsubject-matter eligibility

In BSG Tech LLC v. Buyseasons, Inc., No. 2017-1980, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 22704 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 15, 2018), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirmed that claims to indexing a database according to relative historical usage information were…

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Federal Circuit Pushes Back Against Premature Grant of § 101 Motions

Sunday | February 18, 2018By James Watsoncourt rulingfederal circuitintellectual propertypatent claims

In a pair of decisions, the Federal Circuit has raised the standard for motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment on grounds that patent claims are unpatentably abstract. In Berkheimer v. HP Inc., No. 2017-1437, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS…

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Core Wireless Licensing’s GUI Claims Found Patent-Eligible by the Federal Circuit

Monday | January 29, 2018By James Watsoncourt rulingfederal circuitsoftware patent

The Federal Circuit has confirmed that the subject matter of Core Wireless Licensing’s claims to a graphical user interface (GUI) is patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. LG Elecs., Inc., No. 2016-2684, 2018 U.S. App.…

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Core Wireless Licensing’s GUI Claims Found Patent-Eligible by the Federal Circuit

Monday | January 29, 2018By Shane Skwarekcourt rulingfederal circuitsoftware patent

The Federal Circuit has confirmed that the subject matter of Core Wireless Licensing’s claims to a graphical user interface (GUI) is patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. LG Elecs., Inc., No. 2016-2684, 2018 U.S. App.…

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The Federal Circuit Finds Finjan’s Behavior-Based Virus Scanning Patent-Eligible

Thursday | January 11, 2018By James Watsoncourt rulingfederal circuitpatent attorneysoftware patent

Finjan owns several patents in the field of cybersecurity and virus protection, which it asserted against Symantec-owned Blue Coat Systems. Over the objections of Blue Coat, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California concluded that the subject…

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The Federal Circuit Finds Finjan’s Behavior-Based Virus Scanning Patent-Eligible

Thursday | January 11, 2018By Shane Skwarekcourt rulingfederal circuitpatent attorneysoftware patent

Finjan owns several patents in the field of cybersecurity and virus protection, which it asserted against Symantec-owned Blue Coat Systems. Over the objections of Blue Coat, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California concluded that the subject…

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Fed. Cir. Affirms Award of Attorney’s Fees, Finding Claims to Remote Ordering Clearly Ineligible for Patenting

Monday | December 18, 2017By James Watsonfederal circuitintellectual propertypatent attorneypatent eligibility

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a Delaware District Court’s award of attorney’s fees because the patent owner should have known its claims were objectively ineligible for patent protection under § 101 in Inventor Holdings, LLC v.…

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Fed. Cir. Affirms Award of Attorney’s Fees, Finding Claims to Remote Ordering Clearly Ineligible for Patenting

Monday | December 18, 2017By Shane Skwarekfederal circuitintellectual propertypatent attorneypatent eligibility

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a Delaware District Court’s award of attorney’s fees because the patent owner should have known its claims were objectively ineligible for patent protection under § 101 in Inventor Holdings, LLC v.…

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Patent Assertion Entity’s Claims to Malware Detection Invalidated as an Abstract Idea

Thursday | November 9, 2017By James Watsonfederal circuitintellectual propertypatent eligibilitysoftware patent

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the grant of a motion to dismiss on subject-matter ineligibility grounds in Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Erie Indem. Co., No. 2017-1147, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 22060 (Fed. Cir. Nov.…

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