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Why novelty doesn’t make abstract ideas any less abstract

When the inventors of a new design process admitted that they had mentally performed the patented steps themselves, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals took them at their word. The patent holders in Synopsys, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp. ultimately failed the two-step abstract ideas test.

Just desserts? Why a computerized menu patent was found ineligible

The decision in Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc. probably wasn’t what the patent-holder ordered. Late last year, both the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (which hears all appeals in patent cases) reviewed Ameranth Inc.’s patents for a computerized restaurant menu system, ultimately sending Ameranth back to the kitchen.

Ideas On Intellectual Property Law June/July 2017

Patterson Thuente IP is please to publish the June/July issue of Ideas on Intellectual Property Law. We encourage you to read through it for ideas on how to best protect your intellectual property.