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United States: Requesting A Motion For Reconsideration/Rehearing At The PTAB? What You Need To Know

New post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB” or the “Board”) provide an accelerated forum to challenge patentability at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). Within these proceedings, the Board makes decisions that initiate and determine the scope of the post-grant challenge and, similar to traditional district court proceedings, decisions that manage discovery and determine the overall outcome. Whether it is a ruling on the institution of a proceeding, […]

By |November 26th, 2014|

Australia: Business Method Patents in Australia: Mere computer implementation is not enough

Research Affiliates LLC v Commissioner of Patents [2014] FCAFC 150

On 10 November 2014, the Australian Full Federal Court (Court) held that a method of creating an index of securities using a standard computer was a ‘scheme’, and hence, not a patentable invention within section 18(1)(a) of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth).

Court’s Reasoning

The Court applied the Australian High Court test from National Research Development Corporation v Commissioner of Patents (1959) 102 CLR 252 that a […]

By |November 26th, 2014|

United States: Federal Circuit Review – Issue 32

Each week, Troutman Sanders’ Federal Circuit review summarizes the Federal Circuit precedential patent opinions from the prior week.

This week:

Use of the Term “Module” Did Not Specify A Means-Plus-Function Claim.
Use of the Term “Module” Did Not Specify A Means-Plus-Function Claim.

Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC, No. 2013-1130, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 21114 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 5, 2014) (Linn, J.) (Reyna, J., dissenting). Click Here for a copy of the opinion.

Williamson sued several […]

By |November 26th, 2014|