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The case of Packet Intelligence v. NetScout

The Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International cast doubt over the eligibility of software-related patents.  However, recent cases have given reason for optimism for their eligibility.  In particular, Packet Intelligence v. NetScout found a...

Decision by Federal Circuit in the TecSec v. Adobe

TecSec v. Adobe, Appeal Nos. 2019-2192 and 2019-2258 (Fed. Circ. 2020), decided October 23, 2020, provides an opinion by the Federal Circuit on interpretation of the “Step 1” analysis established in Alice. This opinion places increased emphasis on interpreting the...

COVID-19 Response Resource Center

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launched a new COVID-19 Response Resource Center as a central access point for all USPTO initiatives relating to disruptions caused by COVID-19.  Some of these initiatives featured on the COVID-19 Response Resource...

Patent Marking Guide

Patent marking, or the act of displaying the patent number on the product sold containing patented claims, is crucial for maintaining rights and allowing for full recovery against infringers. This is because “[a patentee] is entitled to damages from the time when it...