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After a key Supreme Court decision this summer, courts are shredding software patents and trolls

Most people would find it absurd to grant 20-year patent monopolies on ideas like “up-selling” a customer or using a guarantor in a sales transaction. Now, the courts finally think so too. 866 more words

Ripple Effect from Alice and Mayo Cases Being Felt in Patent World

By: Henry Sneath, Chair of the Intellectual Property practice at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pa.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013

Sharing a great post from Dennis Crouch and his tremendous blog: Patently-O… 133 more words


If a patent says something is “essential,” then it must be so

To help a patent attorney prepare a patent application, inventors often provide a copy of a manuscript for an upcoming technical journal, research publication or white paper. 508 more words


When Should You Ask Alice?

Friday was a good day for AOL, Google, IAC Search & Media, Gannet Company, and Target. The Federal Circuit reversed a district court determination that patents asserted against them by I/P Engine were valid and infringed. 209 more words

A Fraternity of Federal Judges

We’ve mentioned the reversal rates on claim construction before - under the current de novo standard of review (no deference) the Federal Circuit routinely reverses trial judges on claim construction, very often the decisive issue. 143 more words

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