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The Litigation Quality Patents® PatentCast, hosted by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


SAP America V. Investpic


Summary: The Federal Circuit burns off some of the fog surrounding software claims at Step 2 of the Alice inquiry.

In this installment of the Post-Alice Software Series, the Federal Circuit burns off some of the fog surrounding software claims at Step 2 of the Alice inquiry.

The case of SAP vs. Investpic appears to directly answer, for the first time, whether a claim can lack the “inventive concept” needed to survive Alice, even though the claims are “groundbreaking, innovative, or even brilliant” as well as non-obvious.

Now we know that an “inventive concept” cannot be found in the non-abstract realm, e.g., the claimed improvement can’t be an improvement to merely abstract “math.”


Mastermine Software V Microsoft

​​The 4 layers that must be considered to properly interpret a patent claim​​



MCRO v. Bandai Namco

​When is software that automates a human task patentable?



Allied Mineral Products v. OSMI

​Don’t Fear The [Patent Declaratory Judgment] Reaper.



Berkheimer v. HP

​A Double Win For Software Patent Owners!



Enfish v. Microsoft Corp.

3 lessons on How to Patent Software Claims



PRESIDIO Components, Inc., v. American Technical Ceramics

 Fending Off A Patent



Arctic cat v. Bombardier

 how Arctic Cat successfully enforced and monetized its patent with a patent license



Travel Sentry v. david tropp

 How Business Owners Can Get Surprised by Patent Infringement



Electric Power Group v Alstom

 Patenting Software: Red Flags To Check For             



Ex parte stefan hartman

 Case Study: How Not to Write Software Claims       



G. David Jang M.D. vs Boston Scientific Corporation

 Do you want to license your patent for $50 million?



VISUAL MEMORY V NVIDIA

 Money in the middle of conventional extremes.    



INTELLECTUAL Ventures LLC  v.  Motorola Mobility LLC 

characterizing the prior art negatively could narrow your claim scope



CARDIAQ V. NEOVASC

how to recover when someone tries to rip-off your invention



How the patent process works

Many people have questions about what happens when you file a patent, and when the patent will be issued. We have created this simple Patent Process Flowchart for you, if you are wondering about the patent process or what happens after you have filed a patent application.


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