Alice Roundup, Late Summer 2015 - Part 2: Patent-Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101

Although district courts considering patent-eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International more often than not find patent claims invalid, some patent claims survive, as evidenced by t… Read More

Alice Roundup, Late Summer 2015 - Part 1: Patent-Ineligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101

District courts have been busy considering, and invalidating, patents under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International.  My next post will discuss cases — and there are some — where cou… Read More

How Expansive Is the Definition of “Covered Business Method Patent?” (Part 2)

Last week I wrote about institution of a Covered Business Method (CBM) patent post-grant review that seemed to stretch the bounds of the definition of “covered business method.” Here is a case denying a petition to ins… Read More

How Expansive Is the Definition of "Covered Business Method Patent?"

The USPTO’s Patent Trials and Appeals Board (PTAB) has held that patent claims directed to “de-identifying health care data” are directed to a “covered business method” under Section 18 of the America… Read More

More Technical-Seeming Claims Held Patent-Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

Patent claims directed to a “payload delivery system” for delivering payloads, i.e., data, “via one or more communication networks” have been held invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101.  Novo Transforma Tech., LL… Read More