USPTO Memo to Patent Examining Corp Provides Guidance Regarding Enfish and TLI

By Michelle A. Bresler, Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

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Specific Improvements to Computer-related Technology Are Not Abstract Under Alice 101 Framework

Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft (Fed. Cir. 2016)

By Steve Shumaker and Al Vredeveld

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Indefiniteness by Reference: The Potential Impact of Incorporated Subject Matter on Claim Construction

Incorporating Indefiniteness

By Michael A. Buschbach

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USPTO Planning to Make IDS Practice Less Burdensome But Probably Not Less Expensive

Proposed USPTO Fee Changes for Information Disclosure Statements Foreshadow Possible Procedural Changes

By Kelly Patrick Fitzgerald

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112(f) Has a Hair Trigger: Avoiding Means-Plus-Function Misfires

Avoiding Invocation of 35 U.S.C. § 112(f)

By Ambar P. Nayate, Principal, Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

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Beware Applicant Enablement Admissions

In re Morsa: Applicant’s Admissions Can Support Prior Art Enablement

By Ambar P. Nayate

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Federal Circuit Clarifies Written Description Support for Negative Claim Limitations

Written Description Support for Negative Claim Limitations

By Brian Dawley

In Inphi Corp. v. Netlist, Inc.,[1] the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit clarified requirements concerning written description support for negative claim limitations. 

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Federal Circuit Upholds Patent Eligibility of Computer-implemented Method

DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com, L.P. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

By Kent Sieffert

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Federal Circuit Provides Public Use Lesson

Plant Patent Pirates - Grape Growing, Public Planting

By Brian Dawley

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Federal Circuit Addresses USPTO's Broadest Reasonable Interpretation

Discounting Applicant's Specification for Claim Construction Leads to Federal Circuit Reversal

By Brian Dawley

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