Federal Circuit Lesson on the Written Description Requirement

The Federal Circuit upheld the invalidity of claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,003,500 under 35 U.S.C. § 112, 1st paragraph (pre-America Invents Act) for failure to provide an adequate written description of patent claim terms added by… Read More

Virtual Classroom Claims Not Indefinite Under 35 U.S.C. § 112 Are Patent-Ineligible Under Alice

After a remand from the Federal Circuit decision nixing one independent claim of US patent no. 6,155,840 under 35 U.S.C. § 112, the district court has now held remaining independent claims patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101… Read More

Patent Claims Directed to Cloud Computing Held to Encompass Patent-Ineligible Abstract Idea

Patent claims directed to managing a cloud computing environment were held invalid on a motion under FRCP 12, as reciting patent-ineligible abstract subject matter in Kaavo v. Cognizant Tech. Solutions Corp., No. 14-1192-LPS-CJB (… Read More

Claims to Computer Readable Discount Coupons Held Patent-Ineligible

Patent claims for applying discounts to purchases to track customer purchasing habits based on computer readable discount coupons were held to recite patent-ineligible subject matter in Motivation Innovations, LLC v. Petsmart, Inc… Read More

Federal Circuit Easily Affirms Patent-Ineligibility of Claims Drawn to Managing Shipping Containers

Like drilling a small hole in the hull of the Titanic (post-iceberg), the Federal Circuit has affirmed a district court’s judgment on the pleadings of patent-ineligibility of claims directed to a “container monitoring syst… Read More