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Federal Circuit Decision Shows How Software Improvements to Computer Technologies are Patentable
May 6, 2020
By: Benjamin J. Sparrow
The Court held that “software can make patent-eligible improvements to computer technology, and related claims are eligible as long as they are directed to non-abstract improvements...
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United States Patent Office Finds Artificial Intelligence System Cannot Be An Inventor
April 29, 2020
By: F. James Coe
The United States Patent Office limits inventorship to “natural persons.” Under current U.S. patent law, identifying an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system as an inventor...
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Justices Say Willfulness Not Needed For Trademark Profits
April 24, 2020
By: John L. DuPré and Timothy J. Meagher
Supreme Court clarifies that there is no willfulness requirement for awarding profits in trademark cases Defendant’s mental state is important in determining whether...
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USPTO Extends Certain Patent and Trademark Deadlines Under the CARES Act
April 2, 2020 - USPTO Website
By: John L. DuPré and Deirdre E. Sanders
In accordance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is providing for extensions of the time...
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Does a “Full Moon” Mean Mars too?: Supreme Court Issues a Pair of Copyright Decisions Limiting Litigation Options
March 6, 2019
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Timothy J. Meagher
Supreme Court resolves conflicting decision by lower courts in copyright cases A plaintiff may not file a copyright litigation until the U.S. Copyright Office registers the copyright...
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A Secret Sale Might be Prior Art and Bar Patentability
January 31, 2019
By: Timothy J. Meagher
Enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) did not change the meaning of the on-sale bar under 35 U.S.C. § 102. Under the AIA, a company’s commercial sale...
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USPTO Updates Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility - Improving Chances for Grant of Software Related Patent Applications
January 28, 2019
By: Joshua S. Matloff and Philip T. Mazoki
The USPTO published revised guidelines enumerating subject matter groupings of abstract ideas and clarifying that a claim reciting a judicial exception is patent eligible if the...
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Trade Dress Revival Could Lead to Exclusion Order Under Section 337
November 6, 2018
By: Susan G. L. Glovsky and Patrick A. Quinlan
Trade Dress Revival Could Lead to Exclusion Order Under Section 337 Federal Circuit Takes an Opportunity to Correct “Series of Errors” by ITC Owners investigating...
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Federal Circuit Decision Shows How Software Improvements to Computer Technologies are Patentable
May 6, 2020
By: Benjamin J. Sparrow
The Court held that “software can make patent-eligible improvements to computer technology, and related claims are eligible as long as they are directed to non-abstract improvements...
More »

United States Patent Office Finds Artificial Intelligence System Cannot Be An Inventor
April 29, 2020
By: F. James Coe
The United States Patent Office limits inventorship to “natural persons.” Under current U.S. patent law, identifying an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system as an inventor...
More »

Justices Say Willfulness Not Needed For Trademark Profits
April 24, 2020
By: John L. DuPré and Timothy J. Meagher
Supreme Court clarifies that there is no willfulness requirement for awarding profits in trademark cases Defendant’s mental state is important in determining whether...
More »

USPTO Extends Certain Patent and Trademark Deadlines Under the CARES Act
April 2, 2020 - USPTO Website
By: John L. DuPré and Deirdre E. Sanders
In accordance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is providing for extensions of the time...
More »

Does a “Full Moon” Mean Mars too?: Supreme Court Issues a Pair of Copyright Decisions Limiting Litigation Options
March 6, 2019
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Timothy J. Meagher
Supreme Court resolves conflicting decision by lower courts in copyright cases A plaintiff may not file a copyright litigation until the U.S. Copyright Office registers the copyright...
More »

A Secret Sale Might be Prior Art and Bar Patentability
January 31, 2019
By: Timothy J. Meagher
Enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) did not change the meaning of the on-sale bar under 35 U.S.C. § 102. Under the AIA, a company’s commercial sale...
More »

USPTO Updates Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility - Improving Chances for Grant of Software Related Patent Applications
January 28, 2019
By: Joshua S. Matloff and Philip T. Mazoki
The USPTO published revised guidelines enumerating subject matter groupings of abstract ideas and clarifying that a claim reciting a judicial exception is patent eligible if the...
More »

Trade Dress Revival Could Lead to Exclusion Order Under Section 337
November 6, 2018
By: Susan G. L. Glovsky and Patrick A. Quinlan
Trade Dress Revival Could Lead to Exclusion Order Under Section 337 Federal Circuit Takes an Opportunity to Correct “Series of Errors” by ITC Owners investigating...
More »

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