22 December, 2014
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued the 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility on 16-12-2014 and it will be open for comments from the public till March 16, 2015. It had issued Preliminary Instructions in June 2014 which are now superseded.
The Interim Guidance sets out the Office’s interpretation of the subject matter eligibili...
26 June, 2014
In Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, decided on 19-6-2014, the US Supreme Court held that the respondent patents – method claim were invalid. It reasoned that using a computer to implement the steps of process does not transform abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention.
Third party mediated settlement – fundamental economic practice
The patents at ...
11 June, 2014
The US Supreme Court, on 2-6-2014, held that the petitioner was not liable for inducing patent infringement when it required third parties (customer) to carry out certain steps of the process covered by the method patent of the respondent [Limelight Networks Inc v. Akamai Technologies, No. 12–786].
Both parties were involved in delivering electronic data through Content Delive...
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