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Supreme Court Limits Patent Troll Venues

supreme court limits patent troll litigationIt’s getting harder to be a patent troll these days, and they’re probably the only ones unhappy about it. The actors in frivolous and often costly patent suits, these companies buy up patents for the sole purpose of suing other …

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Samsung v. Apple and the Future of Design Patents

samsung v apple and future of design patentsSamsung and Apple have been at war with each other over patent infringement for the past six years. They’ve brought multiple lawsuits against each other within the United States and around the world.

 

Ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court got …

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China Gets Friendlier to Software Patents

china software patentsThe US Supreme Court’s Alice decision in 2014 has led to an increased number of patent application rejections and patent reversals by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), leaving developers with the distinct impression that their inventions are not …

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Disney Prepares for the Future with Kid-Friendly Robots

baymax-inspired patentIf you’ve ever been to a Disney theme park, you’ve probably been entertained with the stories told by President Abraham Lincoln or the songs of tropical birds in the Enchanted Tiki Room. Dating back to the 1960s, these are …

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The Alice Decision and Its Fallout in the U.S.

the alice decisionIn most of the world, software can’t be patented unless it’s an element within a hardware device or system. The U.S. was a rare exception to this rule. In June 2014, however, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Alice Corp.

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