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Patent Month in Review: February 2017

Supplying a Single Part of Many in an Infringing Device Does not Give Rise to Infringement Liability The Supreme Court weighed in on whether supplying a single part for export in a multi-part infringing assembly

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April 2016 Patent Law Update

By Stephen B. Schott USPTO Subject Matter Guidelines Updated If you haven’t seen them, the USPTO published patentable subject matter hypotheticals, with an accompanying analysis. The PTO published these examples last year but recently added more

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Federal Circuit Broadens Application of 35 USC 112(f)

By Stephen B. Schott US courts interpret patent claims written in a specific way under a special claim interpretation statute. Claims written in this way include “means plus function” elements that courts interpret under 35 USC

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