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Introducing LexisNexis Custom Reports for Alice


Introducing LexisNexis Custom Reports for Alice

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On June 19th, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International that significantly changed the landscape for what had been, up to that point, a very active area of intellectual property. The court found that the Alice patent-in-suit in that infringement case, which protected a computer-implemented system […]

Aftershocks of Alice: Patent-Eligible Subject Matter and Rule 12 Motions

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The patent landscape has been shaken drastically over the last few years starting with the America Invents Act and then more recently with Supreme Court decisions in such cases as Alice Corp.  Another tremor is stirring in the pre-trial realm as the fallout from Alice is being felt in full.  With the two-step framework of […]

The Federal Circuit and §112(f): Shifting Winds of Jurisprudence

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Since the 1990s, the Federal Circuit has consistently looked at §112(f) as being presumptively against a means-plus-function claim construction.  The case law first raised the presumption to “strong” in Lighting World, then “strong…that is not readily overcome” in Inventio, then making it nearly impossible to assert §112(f) in Flo Healthcare Solutions.  Flo allowed the Federal […]

Business Method Patent Protection Under New USPTO Interim Guidance

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This week, IP Watchdog published a blog on allowances for business-method inventions. The post was completed before the release of the new USPTO guidelines. Following are comments from the author on her view of the impact of the interim guidance on future allowance rates:

PatentAdvisor Reveals Immediate Fallout from Alice Ruling

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In a previous Reed Tech IP Solutions blog post, we discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2014 ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank, which found “abstract ideas” to be unpatentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. Section 101. As we noted at the time, the Alice decision may impact many pending patent applications and previously allowed […]

Will Alice Ruling Make Patent Prosecution Tougher and More Expensive?

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The process of translating an existing idea, method, or task into a piece of computer software is not, in and of itself, a valid basis for a patent, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in a decision that has clear ramifications for anyone in the midst of patent prosecution for either software or other […]