U.S. Congressional leaders Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Representative Hank Johnson … [Read more...] about Congressional Leaders Release a Bipartisan, Bicameral Draft Bill on Patent Eligible Subject Matter, Section 101 of the Patent Act.
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit”) denied rehearing en banc Aatrix Software Inc. v. Green Shades Software Inc., Case No. 2017-1452 (Fed. Cir. May 31, 2018)(reh. en banc denied) (Available Here) and issued two concurring opinions and a dissent by … [Read more...] about Factual Disputes Cloud Early Dismissal of Software Patent – Ineligible Subject Matter Section 101
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 U.S. Supreme Court, in a critical ruling, held that the naturally occurring segments of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in the human body (and presumably in other living organisms) is not patent eligible subject matter under 35 U. S. C. §101 by virtue of its isolation from the … [Read more...] about DNA Not Patentable Subject Matter – Synthetically Created DNA (cDNA) Is A Patentable Subject
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the Federal Circuit), in a highly fractured en banc decision, throws doubt on the validity of many computer software patents in its recent decision, CLS Ba by nk International v. Alice Corporation, Case No. 2011-1301 (Fed. Cir. May … [Read more...] about Fractured Patent Appeals Court Casts Shadow Over Computer Software Patents
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court that hears all patent appeals) again waded into the murky waters of what is a non-patentable method (a simple abstract idea) and what is a patentable process, machine, article of manufacture, composition of matter, or any … [Read more...] about DNA and Method Patents With Simple Steps – One Patentable, The Other Non-Patentable Abstract Idea
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
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has held that Alice’s patents that cover a computerized trading platform for exchanging obligations wherein a trusted third party settles obligations between a first and second party so as to eliminate "settlement risk," define patentable … [Read more...] about Computer Trading Platform with Trusted Third Party is Valid Patentable Subject
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ("Federal Circuit") has held that a computer aided method of managing a credit application, by receiving data, sending credit data and forwarding funding decision (with certain alternative steps of selectively sending portions data) is … [Read more...] about Computer-Aided Clearinghouse Is Not Patent Eligible Subject Matter
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