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On July 11, the Federal Circuit released its decision in Digitech v. Electronics for Imaging, the court’s first case involving the boundaries of patent eligible subject matter under Section 101 of the Patent Act in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank. The Federal Circuit applied the [...]

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The Supreme Court could have another opportunity to review an IP case decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Last week Google filed a petition for certiorari seeking to overturn the Federal Circuit’s decision in Oracle America v. Google, which found [...]

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The Supreme Court issued its decision in the closely watched Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank case on June 19. The result? In an opinion that seemed to follow naturally from the Court’s precedent in Bilski v. KapposMayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., and Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Alice garnered [...]

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Software Patents at the Supreme Court

On March 30, 2014 By Parker Hancock

Is software patentable? This simple question, despite over 40 years of judicial wrestling, remains unanswered. Many in the business world are hostile to software patents. After all, much of the vibrant software startup culture seems to operate just fine in an atmosphere of uncertainty. For example, just last month, Facebook acquired software startup [...]

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Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International

In 2005, the Australian company Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a method of reducing financial risk by ensuring, through “data processing systems” and third-party exchanges, that counterparties make good on their obligations. In 2010, [...]

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Thanks to our authors for a great semester full of legal analysis across intellectual property, entertainment, and technology law. This will be our last regularly scheduled post of the semester. We head into final exams right after the Thanksgiving break. Good luck, everyone!

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Bitcoin security, Liberty Reserve money laundering, open source law and legal information, and tech industry

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There was a lot going on this week, so the Monday Morning JETLawg has been broken down into topics. Monday is cybercrime and cybersecurity; Tuesday is copyright, intellectual property (IP) policy generally, government technology, and government IP; Wednesday is surveillance and censorship; Thursday is sports, entertainment, and the arts; and Friday is e-currency, e-discovery, [...]

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There was a lot going on this week, so the Monday Morning JETLawg has been broken down into topics. Monday is cybercrime and cybersecurity; Tuesday is copyright, intellectual property (IP) policy generally, government technology, and government IP; Wednesday is surveillance and censorship; Thursday is sports, entertainment, and the arts; [...]

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The 2013-2014 JETLaw Symposium, “Patents 101: Eligibility from Computer Code to Genetic Codes” will be held at Vanderbilt Law School on Friday, January 24th, 2014. The Symposium examines the interaction of Section 101 and patent eligibility of software and DNA, as well as the implication of current jurisprudence on patent eligible [...]

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