Posts Tagged: patent eligibility


Supreme Court Denies Patent Petitions on Arthrex, Eligibility

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied petitions for certiorari in two cases from the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit (CAFC): IYM …
By Rebecca Tapscott
6 days ago 3

Director Iancu Could Address Section 101 Problems Through Regulations Governing Post Grant Review Trials

Since U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Andrei Iancu took office, I have observed, with admiration, how he has taken bold action to improve perceived …
By Kip Werking
7 days ago 35

Federal Circuit Finds Claims Patent Eligible Where Not Directed Solely to Printed Matter

On November 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed-in-part and vacated-in-part a decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of …
By Rebecca Tapscott
8 days ago 7

Core Wireless: Parsing the Data on Enforcement Trends Three Years On

To many patent practitioners, the Federal Circuit’s decision in Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. LG Electronics, Inc. was a watershed moment. In particular, …
By Alexander Zajac
8 days ago 0

Illinois District Court Finds Appliance Controller Patents Ineligible under Alice/Mayo

On November 6, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, granted a motion to dismiss an infringement suit on the grounds that …
By Rebecca Tapscott
12 days ago 9

District Court Finds Google Patent Ineligible Under Alice

On November 2, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, in Google LLC v. Sonos, Inc., issued an order granting Sonos’s motion to …
By IPWatchdog
17 days ago 15

The Troll Narrative Infected the Supreme Court and Justice Kennedy was the Vector

An untold story of the patent "reform" era is how the High Court (as well as the Congress) blithely accepted an exaggerated narrative spun by the PR …

Federal Circuit Denies AAM Request to Stay Mandate Pending Supreme Court Review

On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a precedential order in American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. v. Neapco Holdings denying American …
By Rebecca Tapscott
29 days ago 0

‘Myspace Laws in a Tik Tok World’ – Tillis asks Amy Coney Barrett about Patent Eligibility and Copyright Law

This afternoon on Capitol Hill, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Chair of the Senate Intellectual Property Intellectual Property Subcommittee, had …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 19

Rently Makes Section 101 Bid to High Court

Consumer 2.0, Inc. d/b/a Rently has filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to review a U.S. Court of Appeals for …
By Eileen McDermott
2 months ago 19

Patent Filings Roundup: Dozens of Patents DJed Under Alice; Counterfeit Kids’ Bikes Challenged; Board Refuses Non-Fintiv Policy Arguments

District court filings were low this week with 49, a substantial percentage of which were filed against small or medium-sized companies by IP Edge or Leigh Rothschild-owned subsidiaries.  …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 0

AAM v. Neapco Comes Full Circle: The Foundation of Invention Becomes its Trap (Part II)

In Part I of this article, we briefly summarized how O’Reilly v. Morse was relied upon in the denial for rehearing in the recent case of …
By N. Scott Pierce
2 months ago 3

Morse Code: Is There a Message Behind the Federal Circuit Split in American Axle v. Neapco? (Part I of II)

It may seem surprising that the patent eligibility of making an axle for a motor vehicle could be so divisive among judges of a court tasked by …
By N. Scott Pierce
2 months ago 9

Judge Michel, Panelists Contemplate the CAFC Past, Present and Future on Day Two of CON2020

Headlining day two of IPWatchdog’s CON2020 was Retired U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) Chief Judge Paul Michel, who offered attendees 12 “perspectives” …

Lessons From a Quantitative Analysis of the Federal Circuit’s Section 101 Decisions Since Alice

Everyone agrees that the 2014 Alice v. CLS Bank decision dramatically changed courts’ approach to patent eligibility analyses under Section 101. Six years later, the Federal Circuit has issued …
By C. Graham Gerst & Paul Choi
3 months ago 7