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After months and days we still wait for a decision in Bilski v Kappos perhaps the most anticipated Supreme Court patent decision of all time So once again it seems as if the patent story of the day will…

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Today the United States Supreme Court issued four decisions and none of them were Bilski v Kappos If you look back at the lag time between oral argument and decision over the last Supreme Court patent decisions the average…

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The pen and paper myth goes like this software should not be patentable because anything that can be done with pen and paper is not an invention and exclusive rights should not be given to any one person or…

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Months ago I predicted that the Supreme Court would issue the decision on the day that is least convenient for me That is what always seems to be the case with big news items They seem to happen when…

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Unfortunately the ACLU appears to have found an ally in Judge Sweet who is the district court judge handling the AMP case In my view Judge Sweet has either been duped by the ACLU or is more likely complicit…

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When embarking on a software development project it is critical to understand that in order to maximize the chance of obtaining a patent you need to approach the task with an engineering mind set as well as a healthy…

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Earlier this week on February Facebook was granted US Patent No which covers a patent on a method for dynamically providing a news feed about a user of a social network While this may have been new to social…

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Unfortunately those who oppose software patents frequently if not always want to turn the patentability requirements as they apply to software and business methods into a single step inquiry They want it all to ride on patentable subject matter…

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On January the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued a ruling in Big Baboon Inc v Dell Inc et al staying further consideration on the motion for summary judgment for invalidity until such time…

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It has been just over two months since the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Bilski v Kappos and we likely have at least several more months to wait for a ruling Notwithstanding pundits and commentators are certainly trying…

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At the end of I did a two part series setting forth what I believed to be the Top Patent Stories of the Decade see Top to and Top to At the time I promised to do a third…

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It serves no purpose to retroactively kill patents and applications that could have satisfied the standard announced in In re Bilski but were written to satisfy the now defunct State Street test That is changing the rules in mid-stream…

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