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September 10, 2014

Unobtrusive Manner

In Interval Licensing v. AOL, the CAFC embraced the newly invigorated standard of indefiniteness inaugurated by the Supreme Court in Nautilus v. Biosig. In an unobtrusive manner, the appeals court affirmed invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 112(b), based upon claiming "an unobtrusive manner."

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Posted by Patent Hawk at 6:09 PM | § 112

September 7, 2014

Abstraction Transaction

In buySAFE v. Google (CAFC 2013-1575), a CAFC panel furthers the Supreme Court rulings of Bilski and Alice in finding that software which effects "a contractual relationship" or "commercial transactions" are not patent-eligible subject matter.

Posted by Patent Hawk at 4:31 AM | § 101