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June 25, 2013

6/25/2013 - Software Patents May Contain Ineligible Subject Matter Under 35 U.S.C. §101 -- A recent Federal Circuit ruling suggests differing opinions among the judges about whether certain software patents include patentable subject matter under §101. The court issued...

June 25, 2013

6/25/2013 - Obama Attempts to Reduce Patent Trolling -- "[T]he White House is asking Congress to force the USPTO to narrow the scope of patents within the next six months so that whole fields of endeavour cannot be trolled. Obama also wants to prevent patents being ass...

June 25, 2013

6/25/2013 - Claim Vitiation Limitation to the Doctrine of Equivalents May Be Diminishing -- The Fed. Circuit recently interpreted claim vitiation to be “an acknowledgement that each element in the claim must be present in the accused device either literally or equivale...

May 13, 2013

5/13/2013 - Pursuit of injunctive relief against a willing licensee may constitute abusive conduct. A Statement of Objections (SO) issued by the European Commission after Samsung sought injunctions against Apple indicated that the Samsung's pursuit of injunctive relief...

May 11, 2013

5/11/2013 - Patent ownership can be divided during marriage dissolution. A Florida court found that a patent issued to Mr. Taylor during marriage to Mrs. Taylor was a marital asset that was divided during a Divorce Settlement. Because Mrs. Taylor obtained legal title t...

April 6, 2013

4/6/2013 - Failure to negotiate a license in good faith under FRAND may preempt patent damages -- The Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung cannot seek patent damages against Apple because Samsung’s failure to negotiate a license to Apple in good faith under its own...

March 10, 2013

3/10/2013 - Public Hearing Related to Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law will be held on March 21, 2013 from 8:30am – 12:00pm EDT.  The hearing is intended to gather stakeholder input regarding the topics of grace period, publication of applications, treatment of...

March 5, 2013

3/4/2013 - The USPTO has published final guidelines regarding alterations to novelty and obviousness determinations under the First-Inventor-to-File system. First-Inventor-to-File Final Rules and Guidelines.  

March 4, 2013

3/4/2013 - First-Inventor-to-File Final Rules and Guidelines have been published by the USPTO (http://www.uspto.gov/news/pr/2013/13-10.jsp) and a public training session will be available via webcast on Friday, March 15, 2013 (www.uspto.gov/AmericaInventsAct). Gui...

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