Posts Tagged: america invents act


A Strategy for Protecting Software Claims from Invalidation Under the Algorithm Requirement

In general, the courts distinguish between functions and algorithms, and they require patent applicants to disclose algorithms to cure perceived deficiencies in functions. The problem with this …
1 month ago 4

Patent market dynamics and the impact of Alice and the AIA

The market price plummeted in the second half of 2011, and set off the downward spiral that stormed through the second half of 2013 when the market price reached …
4 months ago 4

Patent Abuse or Genius? Is Kyle Bass Abusing the Patent System?

Time and time again throughout the legislative history post grant proceedings were explained as being a faster, low-cost alternative to litigating validity disputes in Federal District Court. …
5 months ago 37

USPTO makes changes to AIA post grant proceedings

The immediate modification to the page limits for motions to amend is more in line with reality given the high burdens placed on patent owners. Even when …
5 months ago 1

Decrease in patent litigation questions need for patent reform

In 2014 there were 1,070 fewer patent lawsuits filed than during 2013. Furthermore, the number of patent cases filed in 2014 was lower than the number of cases filed in 2012 by …
5 months ago 8

If Patent Reform Is Meant to Starve Patent Trolls, Why Is It Feeding Them Instead?

In the post-AIA world, patent litigation has become an expensive and very risky proposition for law firms. The end result is undoubtedly one of the great ironies …
12 months ago 14

USPTO to Host AIA Roadshow in Seven Cities Nationwide

The USPTO specifically wants to broaden public knowledge of the FITF provisions and assist understanding of the provision’s administrative processes to aid inventors and their representatives …
1 year ago 1

Inter Partes Review: Who is a “Privy” of the Petitioner?

There is a time limit for preventing certain petitioners from initiating an IPR proceeding against a patent, and there is currently a petition for writ of mandamus …
2 years ago 5

An Exclusive Interview with Bernard Knight

There was nothing off the table for discussion in this interview. We discuss how and why he choose McDermott, as well as what it was like working …
2 years ago 0

Let the AIA Reforms Have an Opportunity to Prove They Work

A recurring theme that can be traced through the patent reforms of the AIA to the current debate over patent litigation abuse is the issue of patent …
2 years ago 0

Innovation Act Fast Tracked Despite Committee Concerns

Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), is continuing to fast track the Innovation Act (HR 3309) despite growing concerns from both Republican and Democrat members of the House Judiciary Committee… …
2 years ago 8

The America Invents Act: Traps for the Unwary

Consider the following: On Friday, March 15, 2013, an applicant could file a U.S. patent application covering an invention that was the subject of a publication provided the …
2 years ago 13