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PA Bar: Removing the Exclusivity of "Patent Attorney"

By Stephen B. Schott [EDIT: The Pennsylvania House of Delegates voted down this measure in May 2019, mostly due to issues unrelated to the “patent attorney” designation discussed herein.] The Pennsylvania Bar Association, following the American

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New USPTO Director Andrei Iancu's Pro-innovation Remarks

Following the last several years where Congress, the courts, and even the former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director were accused of being anti-innovation, the new director Andrei Iancu delivered these pointedly pro-innovation remarks yesterday. Innovators

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Criteria for Patent Law Injunctions

(Presented at the Joint Patent Practice Continuing Legal Education Seminar in May 2018) I. THE PERMANENT INJUNCTION STANDARD IN PATENT LAW The Patent Act provides for granting injunctive relief at the district court “in accordance

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Top Patent Cases of 2017

Supreme Court: Patent Infringement Lawsuits Only in State of Incorporation or Regular Place of Business The Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision (it does happen) TC Heartland LLC v Kraft Food Group Brands LLC. The

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Alice / Patentable Subject Matter set to Hamilton

Attending the Benjamin Franklin Inn of Court meeting this week, I was witness to this program winning the Inn of Court National Award for Best Program. I cannot imagine a more deserving presentation: Congratulations to

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Cache Data Types: Patent Eligible Subject Matter

The question of what software is patent-eligible subject matter is still evolving. The Federal Circuit in Visual Memory v. NVIDIA,  recently weighed in with another guidepost on the way to patent eligibility. Claim 1 reads:

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