11Jul 2017

Impression v. Lexmark: Patent Exhaustion Triggered by Authorized Sale of Product

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Patentee cannot control use or disposition of a product after giving up title An authorized sale gives up title, which exhausts the patent Restrictions on title post-authorized sale possible with contracts but not by patents, since [...]

23Mar 2017

Apple v. Samsung: How Things Can And Do Go Awry in Patent Litigation

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Lost Profit in Design Patent Litigation to be Based on Damages Apportionment If, as Apple argued on remand to Federal Circuit, Samsung did not present evidence on apportionment at trial, was the legal issue of apportionment [...]

10Nov 2016

Amdocs v. Openet Exposes Achilles Heel in the Alice Two-Step Process

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Can Courts Apply Alice Two-Step For Consistent Jurisprudence? Amdocs v. Openet: claims found patent eligible by Federal Circuit facially similar to claims held patent ineligible by Supreme Court in Alice Federal Circuit imports arguably patent [...]

4Nov 2016

Alice § 101 Does Not Equal § 102, 103: The Blurring Line in the Federal Circuit McRO v Bandai Decision

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1.  McRO decision points to the need for a better framework for deciding the § 101 question than what the Supreme Court has provided in Alice. 2.  Alice is being used by courts to turn [...]

1Sep 2016

Enfish, TLI Communications, and PTO Response: Not All Software Claims Are Abstract

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Software that makes a non-abstract improvement to computer technology may be eligible for patent In Enfish LLC v. Microsoft Corp., decided on May 12, 2016, the Federal Circuit reversed the trial court on § 101 [...]

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