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HTMLDDR Holdings: The Federal Circuit Leaves a Software Patent Standing
Bruce D. Sunstein; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 2015
A recent decision by the Federal Circuit, DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com, L.P., offers a glint of hope for protecting some software inventions after the same court’s discouraging decision in Ultramercial Inc. v. Hulu, Inc., which in turn followed the negative decision of the Supreme Court in...

 

HTMLHow Broadly Should Patent Claims Be Construed in Inter Partes Reviews? The Federal Circuit Enters the Debate
Robert M. Asher; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 2015
Challenges to issued U.S. patents have grown at an alarming rate since the advent of inter partes review (“IPR”) on September 16, 2012. IPR is a procedure introduced under the America Invents Act that allows for challenging the validity of an issued patent in the Patent Office rather...

 

HTMLSour Grapes: When Can a Thief Spoil an Inventor’s Right to a Patent?
Thomas C. Carey; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 2015
Imagine that your company has developed a proprietary technology that it expects to license to several potential customers. The technology has great commercial potential but its use is not easy to detect. It may consist of a chip, embedded software, a manufacturing process, or even a medical...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Reins in the Federal Circuit on Patent Claim Construction, Resulting in Greater Clarity for Litigants
David E. Blau; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 2015
The Supreme Court recently issued its latest installment in a long-running debate over the deference that is due to a trial judge’s interpretation of patent claim language. The issue was whether the trial court’s interpretation can be reviewed entirely anew on appeal, or whether an...

 

HTMLYet Again, the Supreme Court Narrows Patent Eligibility, This Time Targeting Computer-Related Inventions
Bruce D. Sunstein; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
In the wake of its decisions denying eligibility for patent protection to diagnostic procedures (Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, 2012), and isolated genomic DNA (Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, 2013), the Supreme Court has denied patent eligibility to...