Petitioner sought to invalidate patentee’s financial patent on a modified ATM machine arguing that the patent covered ineligible patent subject matter under Section 101 of the Patent Act but since Petitioner failed to present arguments on Patentee’s “combination of elements,” the … [Read more...] about Patent Office Appeal Board Finds Financial Computer Process Patent Not Ineligible Subject Matter
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has invalidated computer method patent claims, computer system claims and computer readable medium claims for a life insurance product. Bancorp Services, LLC v. SunLife Assurance Co. of Canada (U.S.), Case No. 2011-1467 (Fed Cir. July 26, … [Read more...] about Computer Patent Claims for Life Insurance Product Declared Invalid – Not Patentable Subject Matter
Apple, Inc (www.apple.com) was granted a patent on its popular iPhone in June, 2011. U.S. Patent No. 7,966,578 to Tolmasky (pdf here) was issued on June 21, 2011 for a graphical user interface or GUI covering some functions on the popular iPhone (http://www.apple.com/iphone/). … [Read more...] about Apple’s Game Changing Patent – A Portable Multifunction Device with a GUI
Patent litigation is complex but Ronald Katz’s multi-district litigation against 165 defendants establishes a new high water mark in the intellectual property field. In re Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litig., Case No. 2009-1450 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 18, 2011)(available … [Read more...] about Katz Litigates 1,975 Patent Claims Against 165 Defendants
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently published a patent application by Zynga Game Networks, Inc. See www.zynga.com which seeks to patent virtual money generated and exchanged by players in online games. The published patent application, Patent Publication No. … [Read more...] about Virtual Money for Online Game – Business Method or Computer Program Patent?