Category Archives: Patentable Subject Matter

Legal Wiggle Room in the Joint AIPLA-IPO Proposal on Patentability?

I recently took another look at the Joint AIPLA-IPO Proposal on Patent Eligibility that was prompted by the scheduling of a discussion meeting by the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association. I confess that I did not participate in either the … Continue reading

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Life Science Patenting to Iancu – “We need help too!”

In his remarks presented at the recent 10th Annual Patent Law & Policy Conference at Georgetown University Law School, USPTO Director Andrei Iancu outlined the analytical framework for the new, eagerly awaited, PTO Guidance on patent eligible subject matter. Although … Continue reading

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The Abstract Idea Defense in a Patent Infringement Suit Jumped the Shark in Nike v Puma

Guest Post from Janal Kalis. Nike sued Puma for infringing its fly knit shoes.  Puma filed a motion to dismiss because the patents asserted by Nike are directed to an abstract idea.  As can be seen below, the Nike claims … Continue reading

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“Big Data” Claims Meet Mayo/Alice Rule

I am going to try to discuss two recent decisions by the PTAB, Ex parte Fiesner, Appeal 2018-00530 (9-10-18) and Ex parte Lehrer, Appeal 2016-007941 (8-29-2018). Both have claims that employ computers to process large amounts of input data to, … Continue reading

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