The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirmed a district court’s determination (on a motion to dismiss) that several patented methods of verifying email and reduce potential hacking events were abstract ideas and, since the patent claims contained no additional elements … [Read more...] about Methods of Verifying Email With Barcodes or QR Codes Are Patent Ineligible Subject Matter
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Two-Way Media’s patent claims for a multicasting system for streaming audio/visual data over the internet was patent ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101 because the claims were directed to abstract ideas and … [Read more...] about Multicasting Streaming Audio/Visual Data Over Internet Is Patent Ineligible Subject Matter
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that patent claims defining an index used to locate desired information in a computer database, wherein the database index organizes information using a series of tags (category and domain tags) and wherein each record in the … [Read more...] about Indexed and Tagged Database Claims Are Patent Ineligible Subject Matter
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that a number of related computer program and system patents for merging data in a network-based filtering and aggregating platform for enhancing networked accounting data records defines patent eligible subject matter under 35 … [Read more...] about Network Filtering and Aggregation Computer Program Patent Eligible Subject Matter
In Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics, LLC., 1: 15-cv-2331 (N.D. Ohio 2016) (Available Here), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted the defendant's motion to dismiss finding three (3) of Cleveland Clinic Foundation's ("CCF") … [Read more...] about Cleveland Clinic Diagnostic Patents Found Invalid
In Re: Ray Smith, Amanda Tears Smith, 2015-1664 (Fed. Cir. 2016)(Available Here), involved a computer program configured as a method of conducting a wagering game. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that this claimed method of conducting a wagering game was drawn … [Read more...] about Fed. Cir. Doubles Down on Computer Program Patent-Ineligible Subject Matter
In the continuing search by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) for what is and what is not patentable eligible computer program subject matter, the Appeals Court affirmed a District Court’s order dismissing plaintiff Internet Patents’ patent … [Read more...] about The Search for Inventive Concept: Computer Program Ineligible as a Patent – Internet Patents Corp. v Active Networks Inc.
The Supreme Court extended the prohibition that laws of nature, combined with "well-understand, routine [and] conventional" method steps are not patent eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. Sec. 101. Mayo Collaborative Serv. v. Prometheus Labs., Inc., Case No. 10-1150 (U.S., … [Read more...] about Prometheus: Laws of Nature Plus Conventional Steps Not Patentable