Another Federal Circuit Lesson on Functional Software Claims

The Federal Circuit’s most recent pronouncement on functional software patent claims can only reinforce drafters’ concerns about claim language being construed as a means-plus-function recitation.  In Media Rights Tec… Read More

The Difficulty of Predicting Section 101 Patent-Eligibility

Two recent decisions by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), reported in detail on the “Patent Docs” blog, demonstrate the vagaries and unpredictability now intrinsic to preparing and prosecuting applications for… Read More