Great stories about patents and other IP
USPTO Holds Ceremony for 2016 Winners of Patents for Humanity
Dec11

USPTO Holds Ceremony for 2016 Winners of Patents for Humanity

USPTO Patents for Humanity awarded for 2016 This year, the winners of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patents for Humanity award discovered new ways to administer and provide health care solutions. On November 16th, the USPTO recognized four entities – a federal agency, a university, a nonprofit and a business – at the National Press Club for their work in tackling the burden of disease. The winners were: The US Food...

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The Problem with Patent Eligibility: District Court and PTAB Split over Intellectual Ventures Patent
Sep06

The Problem with Patent Eligibility: District Court and PTAB Split over Intellectual Ventures Patent

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Eastern District Court of Texas just issued conflicting decisions over the same patent, highlighting the problems of the Alice framework when it comes to distinguishing patent-eligible from non-patent eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Background Intellectual Ventures I LLC (IV) sued J. Crew Group, Inc. for patent infringement. The case concerns three U.S. Patents: RE43,725,...

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