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Intellectual Property Blog

In another sign that broad patent claims to software functionality cannot survive Alice’s patent-eligibility test, patent claims directed to automating a sequence of events on the Internet were held invalid under 35 USC § 101 in Content Aggregation Solutions, LLC v. Sharp Corp.,  Nos. 3:16-cv-00527, -00528, -00529, -00530, -00531, -00533-BEN-KSC (S.D. Cal. Nov. 29, 2016).  […]
Posted: December 6, 2016, 5:51 am
In holding all claims of patents directed to generating electronic menus patent-ineligible under 35 USC § 101, a Federal Circuit panel handed Covered Business Method Review petitioners an even bigger win than they had gotten from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  Apple, Inc. v. Amaranth, Inc., Nos. 2015-1792, 2015-1793 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 29, […]
Posted: December 4, 2016, 5:07 am
Claims directed to “managing distribution of location information generated for wireless communications devices,” do not recited a “covered business method” within the meaning of the America Invents Act, said the Federal Circuit in Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google, Inc., No. 2015-1812 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 21, 2016).  The court thus remanded the case to the Patent […]
Posted: November 29, 2016, 5:09 am
The Federal Circuit recently vacated and remanded a lower court’s holding that a patent infringement defendant could not have willfully infringed as a matter of law. Alfred E. Mann Found. for Sci. Research v. Cochlear Corp. (Fed. Cir. Nov. 17, 2016).  The lower court’s decision was based on the objective standard prong of the now […]
Posted: November 27, 2016, 5:36 am
In a non-precedential decision that appears to have been fairly easily reached, a Federal Circuit panel affirmed a district court’s summary judgment of invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101 for patent claims directed to migrating computer configuration settings.  Tranxition, Inc. v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., Nos. 20151907, 20151941, 20151958 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 16, 2016) (opinion […]
Posted: November 21, 2016, 5:51 am

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