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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has had a very long love affair with de novo review a standard whereby the reviewing appellate court can simply do whatever they want without giving any deference to…

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Truthfully the Supreme Court decision in Alice can only be described as an intellectually bankrupt The Supreme Court never once used the word software in its decision The failure to mention software a single time is breathtaking given that…

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The Supreme Court held that the machine-or-transformation test is not the sole test for patent eligibility under and that the Federal Circuit erred when it ruled that it was the singular test to determine whether an invention is patentable…

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The problem with this analytical approach lies not in the two-step Mayo algorithm but rather in framing the analysis in terms of subject matter eligibility under Section rather than patentability under Section is intended to deal with the eligibility…

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Software patents have a long history in the United States Computer implemented processes or software has been patented in the United States since Originally in Benson the Supreme Court decided that software was not patentable but then later retracted…

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The unfortunate reality is the United States is no longer the most favorable jurisdiction for innovators There has been a full assault on patent rights that started at least as early as Ever since we have seen proposed legislative…

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The Supreme Court is simply not knowledgeable about patent law And that s not to say that the Justices couldn t become knowledgeable but even in this active state they re only handling six or eight patent cases a…

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The consequences of SCOTUS decisions are really severe The U S is no longer a favorable jurisdiction for many biotech patents medical devices and software What that s going to mean is companies are going to move We ve…

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All of this can really be traced all the way back to the flash of creative genius test by the Supreme Court which Congress specifically outlawed in the Patent Act It is no doubt making a resurgence under slightly…

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Simply stated strong patent rights are an absolute prerequisite for a high tech economy With a steep and significant erosion of patent rights and a horribly uncompetitive corporate tax structure the future for high tech companies in the United…

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LEMLEY I think Alice is a real sea change on the patentable subject matter issue I ve heard a lot of folks talk about how Alice doesn t really use the word software so it doesn t really change…

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Without any legitimate statutory precedent or authority the Supreme Court is wrecking the U S economy just as sure as snow is white and water is wet Unfortunately a terribly divided Federal Circuit is causing their own brand of…

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