Publications

Software Patents are Not Dead

November 20, 2015

By Jason Sanders Published in The Enterprise Technology Focus Issue It’s been over a year since the Supreme Court’s decision on Alice Corp v. CLS Bank (lovingly referred to as Alice).  Since then, there has been widespread speculation whether software patents will survive in the United States.  Many courts have invalidated some software related patents, […]

Inter Partes Review Reaches its Third Birthday

October 28, 2015

By Laurence Cheng Inter partes review (“IPR”) turned three years old in September and it seems that the widespread adoption of the proceedings in lieu of district court litigation will only continue to increase in the coming years. The preceding three years have demonstrated a number of uses for IPR, including defense against “patent trolls,” […]

USPTO Announces Second Round of Proposed AIA Rule Changes

August 31, 2015

By Mark Ford and Kristian Blomquist On August 19, 2015, the USPTO announced a second round of proposed rule changes to proceedings under the America Invents Act (“AIA”) (e.g., Inter-Partes Reviews (“IPR”), Post Grant Reviews (“PGR”) and Covered Business Methods (“CBM”)). (The proposed rule changes can be found here: Federal Register). The USPTO conducted a “listening […]