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CLS v. Alice Bank And The Cult Of The “Abstract Idea”

Ex-Judge Michel’s compelling amicus brief – more on that in a future post—prompted me to take a quick look back at the evolution “abstract idea” as a patent-ineligible category of invention. This category of patent-ineligible invention is listed, along with … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Knocks Outside the Box’s Inequitable Conduct Charges Out of the Box

The following is a guest post from Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner’s associate Ricardo Moran. The issues on appeal were whether Travel Caddy, Inc. had committed inequitable conduct for: (i) not disclosing the existence of the litigation on U.S. Patent No. … Continue reading

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Lilly Files Amicus Brief in Myriad Remand – With Friends Like This…

Following its reversal of the Fed. Cir.’s decision in Mayo v. Prometheus (“Mayo”), the Supreme Court GVR’d in response to AMP’s (read: ACLU’s) appeal of Myriad’s claims to isolated DNA sequences and to a method of screening potential anti-cancer drugs … Continue reading

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Sherley v. Sibelius – The Undead Threat To Stem Cell Funding

Green Energy Sources When a three judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Cir. dismissed a preliminary injunction obtained by plaintiffs in April 2011, and the lower court judge then  dismissed plaintiffs’ suit to block the … Continue reading

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