Posts Tagged: invalidity


Patent Reform: An Analyst’s Perspective of the AIA

Perhaps the most challenging to accept is the notion that a tribunal created with a specific purpose of invalidation can be impartial to both the petitioners and …
By Elena Murphy
1 year ago 2

Executable mathematics renders inventions physical! Welcome to the digital age

The use of a mathematical formula in a claim can trigger a 35 USC 101 rejection or invalidation of the patented claim. However, the role of mathematics in physics …
By Peter Lablans
2 years ago 64

Finjan wins big patent victory as USPTO denies institution on 6 Symantec IPR petitions

That Finjan would prevail in six separate IPR institution decisions relating to the same patent litigation seems an extraordinary long shot. While Finjan has not said it …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 15

History Repeating Itself at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently decided to review a pair of cases that challenge the Federal Circuit’s willful infringement test. The two cases, Halo Electronics, Inc. v. …
By Alex M. Grabowski
2 years ago 1

Patent System Under Attack

This ruling cannot stand, and the CAFC needs to step back from the brink. The CAFC has vastly overreached in Soverain v. Newegg, and it is imperative …
By Loudon Owen
4 years ago 25

RMail v. Amazon.com: Can Invalidity Based on 35 U.S.C. § 101 Be Properly Raised as a Defense in Litigation?*

As pointed out astutely by RMail is that the Supreme Court jurisprudence on patent-eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 have primarily involved ex parte prosecution appeals from the …
By Eric Guttag
5 years ago 3

Microsoft i4i Oral Arguments Complete at Supreme Court

Hungar would go on to say that the clear and convincing standard "makes no sense," which nearly immediately drew the first comment from the bench with Justice …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 32

Amici Support i4i at Supreme Court in Microsoft Patent Case

What becomes clear in reading these briefs (and the excerpts below) is that despite what you might have heard to the contrary the Supreme Court has already …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 4

Supreme Court Patent Watch: i4i Files Brief in Microsoft Case

Microsoft would like to have the standard for invalidating a patent claim lowered to a mere preponderance of the evidence standard. They say that prior art not …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 48

Article One Partners Launches Public Review of NTP Patents

Article One Partners announced yesterday that patents held by NTP Incorporated are the focus of three new requests for research, which Article One Partners refers to as …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

Best Mode Patent-Raptor Devours Another Victim in Ajinomoto

In the end, Ajinomoto, and especially the ‘698 and ‘160 patents, were unable to outrun the “best mode” patentraptor. And like the sequels to Jurassic Park, there are likely …
By Eric Guttag
8 years ago 8