Murphy, Bilak & Homiller Blog

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December
Dec
2013

Progress on abusive patent litigation

H.R. 3309 passed in the House today by a vote of 325-91. Among its several significant provisions, the bill imposes more rigorous pleading requirements on patent infringement claimants, provides for fee shifting in which the non-prevailing party pays the fees and expenses of the prevailing party if the claims brought against the prevailing party were not reasonably justified under law, and limits the amount of discovery that can be conducted in advance of claim construction.

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July
Jul
2014

Data structures provide another lesson in subject-matter eligibility

In its recently decided opinion, Digitech Image v. Electronics for Imaging (2014), the Federal Circuit affirmed the patent-ineligibility of claims directed to a data structure, and of claims directed to a method of generating that data structure.

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August
Aug
2014

Alice represents a rational continuance of the status quo or a radical change in patent law

The discussion surrounding Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l reminds me of the Upton Sinclair quote, "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it."

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December
Dec
2013

What happens in Vegas does not always stay in Vegas, but can land you in District Court.

Lady Liberty, or at least sculptor Robert Davidson’s interpretation of Lady Liberty, is at the center of a copyright infringement lawsuit against the Federal Government.

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December
Dec
2013

New USPTO Fee Schedule Effective January 1, 2014

Several patent-related fees are changing at the USPTO effective January 1, 2014.  Most notably, patent post-allowance fees are reduced by almost half and the publication fee for early, voluntary, or normal publication is eliminated.

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June
Jun
2014

Post-Alice ยง101 Examination Instructions

The USPTO has published preliminary examination instructions to the patent examining corps for determining whether claims with abstract ideas are patent eligible.

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February
Feb
2017

Quantity over Quality

At issue in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. No. 14-1538 (2017) is whether the supply of a single component of a multicomponent patented invention is an infringing act under 35 U.S.C. §271(f)(1).

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