A Good Reminder that Electrical Claims and Specifications Should Focus on the How, not Just the What

In today’s post-Alice landscape, patent practitioners have developed a gut-feeling about patent eligibility that helps them in various aspects of daily life: advising clients regarding asserted patents, developing office action responses, probing questions in invention disclosure meetings, and drafting effective patent applications, to name a few. If an inventor came to me and said their … Continue reading A Good Reminder that Electrical Claims and Specifications Should Focus on the How, not Just the What

Eyes on Alice: In a 2-1 Decision Federal Circuit Finds Patent for Detecting Body Temperature at the Forehead Patent-Eligible Subject Matter

Previously featured on Michael Best’s Federal Circuit Weekly blog in March of 2018, Michael Best IP attorney A.J. Bianchi wrote: The Federal Circuit issued a non-precedential decision delineating between patent-eligible and patent-ineligible improvements in technology related to taking a person’s temperature using a computerized thermometer. On March 8, 2018, the Federal Circuit affirmed that U.S. Patent Nos. … Continue reading Eyes on Alice: In a 2-1 Decision Federal Circuit Finds Patent for Detecting Body Temperature at the Forehead Patent-Eligible Subject Matter

Eyes on Alice: Federal Circuit Weighs Patent Eligibility of Patent Claims Concerning the Digital Processing and Archiving of Files in a Digital Asset Management System

Previously featured on Michael Best’s Federal Circuit Weekly blog in February of 2018, Michael Best IP attorney A.J. Bianchi wrote: The Federal Circuit issued another precedential decision adding to its line of cases delineating between patent-eligible and patent-ineligible improvements in computer-related technology. On February 8, 2018, the Federal Circuit affirmed that U.S. Patent No. 7,447,713 … Continue reading Eyes on Alice: Federal Circuit Weighs Patent Eligibility of Patent Claims Concerning the Digital Processing and Archiving of Files in a Digital Asset Management System

Eyes on Alice: Federal Circuit Concludes that Factual Allegations in Complaint Preclude Dismissal on Patent Eligibility Grounds

Previously featured on Michael Best’s Federal Circuit Weekly blog in February of 2018, Michael Best IP attorney Ken Albridge wrote: On February 14, 2018, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision providing important guidance regarding the circumstances under which dismissal on patent eligibility grounds is appropriate at the pleadings stage. In Aatrix Software, Inc. v. Green … Continue reading Eyes on Alice: Federal Circuit Concludes that Factual Allegations in Complaint Preclude Dismissal on Patent Eligibility Grounds

Federal Circuit and USPTO Turn Corner on Software Patent Eligibility

Previously featured on Michael Best’s Software and Section 101 blog in June of 2016, Michael Best IP attorney Greg Helding wrote: In May 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp and TLI Communications LLC v. A.V. Automotive. These decisions, along with related guidance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), may … Continue reading Federal Circuit and USPTO Turn Corner on Software Patent Eligibility