The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that when patent owner in February and March 2003, performed furnace tube inspection services similar to the later-issued method patent, on Norco’s furnace in exchange for $72,060, more than one year before the patent application … [Read more...] about Offer to Sell Services, for Compensation, More Than One Year Before Patent Filed, Invalidates Patent
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 Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ("Federal Circuit") reversed the trial court’s decision that the process - a computer method claim - was not statutory subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Ultramercial, LLC v. Hulu, LLC, Case No. 2010-1544 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 15, 2011) … [Read more...] about 11 Step Computer Method Patent Defines Patent Eligible Subject Matter
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia invalidated patent claims directed to a method of exchanging financial obligations between parties in CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp. Pty, Ltd., Case No. 07-974 (D.D.C. March 9, 2011) (available here). In summary, the District … [Read more...] about Financial Patent Method Claims Held Invalid As Covering Only Abstract Idea