WHIPgroup attorneys Michael A. Lavine, Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. and Robert D. Keeler have published a review of the US Patent Office’s evolving jurisdictional standards in so-called Covered Business Method (CBM) post-grant patent reviews. The article is available here: Intellectual Property Magazine. CBMs are one of several avenues to attack validity of granted patents that was recently authorized by the America Invents Act. It is a fast moving area of patent law with post grant review filings now exceeding new infringement suits by a large margin.
The USPTO issued an interim rule further expanding the availability of Track One Prioritized Examination. The interim rule increases the annual limit of Track One requests that may be accepted from 12,000 to 15,000. This [Read More…]
By Stephen Ball A decision earlier this summer underscores ongoing problems with patent law jurisprudence at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”). In Yu v Apple, the Federal Circuit invalidated [Read More…]