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10/21/2019
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Patents4Software

Why a Machine Readable Computer Instruction is not Abstract

Even after Section 101 gets fixed, we will still be wanting a way to better understand the difference between unpatentable printed matter such as...

Blog
10/21/2019
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Patents4Software

Edison Light Bulb Patent Invalidated

This satirical post on patent docs.org just about sums it up when it comes to 101 jurisprudence these days: https://www.patentdocs.org/2019/10/federal-circuit-invalidates-edisons-light-bulb-patent.html  

Blog
05/24/2019
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Patents4Software

Claims of Uniloc Patents Covering a Software Distribution System Found Patent Eligible by Federal Circuit

This post contributed by Eric Bachinski of Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. Today the Federal Circuit issued an opinion addressing patent eligibility of the...

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05/14/2019
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Patents4Software

According to Anticipat, the PTAB has Set Another Record for Reversing Abstract Idea Rejections

According to the Anticipat Blog, in March of this year the PTAB broke another record for total abstract idea rejections reversed. In March 2019,...

Blog
12/04/2018
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Patents4Software

The PTAB continues to reverse examiner 101 rejections

The PTAB Reversed an Examiner’s 101 Rejection of Claims for a Method of Characterizing Atherosclerotic Plaque:  https://e-foia.uspto.gov/Foia/RetrievePdf?system=BPAI&flNm=fd2017001873-11-06-2018-1   The PTAB Reversed an Examiner’s 101...

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12/03/2018
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Patents4Software

More PTAB 101 Reversals – stems cells & inventory management & options trading

The PTAB Reversed an examiner’s 101 Rejection of Claims for a Method of growing stem cells in a patent application owned by CellResearch:  https://e-foia.uspto.gov/Foia/RetrievePdf?system=BPAI&flNm=fd2017002349-11-13-2018-1...

Blog
11/27/2018
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Patents4Software

More Section 101 reversals from PTAB

Here are some recent reversals and an affirmance, provided by Janal Kalis of Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, PA:   The PTAB Reversed an Examiner's...

Blog
11/17/2018
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Patents4Software

Ancora v HTC America: restriction computer operations with license limitation eligible under Section 101

ANCORA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. V. HTC AMERICA, INC., Appeal Number: 18-1404, November 16, 2018 In this case the Federal Circuit found a method of restricting...

Blog
11/12/2018
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Patents4Software

Still a Challenge Getting a Reversal at the PTAB on 101 Eligibility Rejections

The USPTO just reported 28 new PTAB decisions regarding 101 eligibility. All of the decisions affirmed the examiners' rejections.

Blog
11/02/2018
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Patents4Software

More PTAB Reversals of Examiner 101 Rejections

Some more recent 101 reversals:   The PTAB Reversed an Examiner’s 101 Rejection of a. Northwestern Univ. Patent Application for a Method of Analyzing...

Blog
10/22/2018
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Patents4Software

EPO Provides Patentability Guidance for AI-based Applications

The European Patent Office (EPO) has provided further guidance for examination in relation to the patentability of inventions involving mathematical methods and computer programs....

Blog
10/12/2018
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Patents4Software

PTAB Reverses 101 Rejection for Ranking Based on Web Page Dwell Time

On an appeal from a 101 rejection by an examiner, the PTAB has reversed a 101 rejection to the following claim, from eBay's U.S....