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Overcoming Alice: Guidelines for Inventors of Computer-Based Inventions

Get some guidance on how to write patents for computer-related technology and download our handy invention disclosure checklist.

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AIPLA Announces Legislative Proposal on Patent Eligibility

Read the release below that outlines the AIPLA Legislative Proposal for providing a clear and objective test for patent eligibility.

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Welcome Denise Kettelberger, Ph.D.

Patterson Thuente IP is proud to welcome patent attorney Denise Kettelberger, Ph.D. to our team! Learn more about her impressive background.

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Webinar: Patent Searching & PTAB Strategy

Brad Pedersen will join this webinar to talk about patent searching and PTAB strategy. Sign up at bit.ly/patentsearchingPTABwebinar
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How the disavowal exception trashed a patent infringement claim

Courts in infringement cases construe terms in patent claims by their plain and ordinary meaning — usually. As the patentee in Poly-America, L.P. v. API Industries, Inc., learned the hard way, the Federal Circuit doesn’t take that approach when the disavowal of claim scope applies.

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Court shoots down trademark infringement defendant

Two firearms manufacturers came out shooting when a dispute arose over which one had the right to use the mark “SCAR” for guns and related items. The case, FN Herstal SA v. Clyde Armory Inc., raised the common trademark issue of priority of use, as well as the less-common unlawful use doctrine.

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Jay Erstling Of Counsel Minneapolis

Five Considerations About the Future of Technology and IP Protections

We are nearly to the half-way mark on the US tour of Dennemeyer’s Future of IP and Technology Law Forum, for which I am the keynote speaker. The forums in Palo Alto, Los Angeles and Austin were extremely valuable in terms of information sharing, the audiences full of smart and forward-thinking in-house counsel and private practice IP attorneys. We had fun talking through the potential changes to come in our world and what our roles are in shaping the future.

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Fair Use Doctrine: Comedy routine fails to get laughs from plaintiff – or court

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — or so the saying goes. However, when it comes to copyrighted material, imitation can also be unlawful infringement if use of the work isn’t deemed a “fair use.” What constitutes fair use was central to a recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals case involving the incorporation of an iconic comedy routine into a Broadway play.

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Can you hear me? Court turns deaf ear to wireless radio patent-holder

Cases regarding the patent eligibility of abstract ideas continue to pile up at the Federal Circuit, which hears all patent-related appeals. In its recent ruling in Affinity Labs of Texas, LLC, v. DIRECTV LLC, the court found that two patented inventions failed both parts of the patent eligibility test.

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Ideas On Intellectual Property Law April/May 2017

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

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