Posts Tagged: patentability requirements


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
3 days ago 3

‘IP Consciousness’ – It Starts with Leadership

Intellectual property rights continue to be the Rodney Dangerfield of assets - they “can't get no respect.” The reasons are complex, but not terribly surprising, given the …
By Bruce Berman
8 days ago 5

Protecting COVID-19-Related Software Innovations

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program, under which the USPTO will advance certain patent applications related to …

AAM v. Neapco Misreads Federal Circuit Precedent to Create a New Section 101 Enablement-like Legal Requirement – Part II

As detailed in Part I of this article, the recent opinion in AAM, Inc. v. Neapco Holdings, LLC, No. 18-1763 (Fed. Cir. July 31, 2020) misreads and misinterprets Supreme …

New Enablement-Like Requirements for 101 Eligibility: AAM v. Neapco Takes the Case Law Out of Context, and Too Far – Part I

With its recent opinion in AAM, Inc. v. Neapco Holdings, LLC, No. 18-1763 (Fed. Cir. July 31, 2020), and a 6-6 stalemate by the court’s active judges on …

Techtronic Dismisses Chamberlain Petition to SCOTUS as ‘Nothing Important’

On August 7, Techtronic Industries filed a brief in opposition to The Chamberlain Group’s petition to the U.S. Supreme Court asking for review of “whether the …
By Eileen McDermott
1 month ago 0

Rethinking the Way We Patent Diagnostics

The 2012 Supreme Court decision in Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Labs changed the landscape for patenting diagnostic inventions in the United States. Patent eligibility/ineligibility in the …

Strong Roots: Comparative Analysis of Patent Protection for Plants and Animals

Much has been written about the uncertainty in U.S. patent law concerning laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas following the Supreme Court’s decisions …

CAFC Evenly Splits on En Banc Rehearing of American Axle’s Driveshaft Patent Case

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued Orders granting a request for panel rehearing and denying a request for rehearing …
By Rebecca Tapscott
2 months ago 26

Judge Dyk Departs from Majority’s Obviousness Analysis on Gaming Service Patent Claim

The Federal Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that found FanDuel had failed to prove that claim 6 of Interactive …
By Eileen McDermott
2 months ago 3

Curtain Call For Computer Related Inventions in India: An Analysis of the Ferid Allani Case

The precedent with respect to the patentability of Computer Related Inventions in India ranges from little to non-existent; but not for lack of trying. In December 2019, the …
By Antony Moses
2 months ago 1

Over O’Malley’s Dissent, CAFC Affirms PTAB View that IPR Claim Amendments Are Subject to Eligibility Analysis

On July 22, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Trial …
By Rebecca Tapscott
2 months ago 2

Federal Circuit Affirms District Court Ruling that Dana-Farber Inventors Must Be Added to Patents for Cancer Treatment

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute last week had its district court win affirmed when the Federal Circuit upheld a decision that two of the Institute’s researchers must …
By Eileen McDermott
2 months ago 1

Federal Circuit Affirms District Court’s Eligibility Analysis, Reyna Dissents

On July 14, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, with Judge Lourie writing for the majority, affirmed-in-part and vacated-in-part a decision of the United …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 13

CAFC Decision in CardioNet Should Make More Accurate Diagnostics Patentable

A strategy for the COVID-19 pandemic is testing for antibodies to determine possible immunity. Such diagnostic tests may suffer from a high false positive rate. Improving accuracy …