In the Legal’s Intellectual Property supplement, read about patent venues, what makes a valid software patent and whether the ‘Cheveron’ deference will soon be gone.

Click here to download the digital edtion


Mastering the Language of Business Strategy
Lawyers and business professionals often do not speak the same language, particularly when intellectual property law is involved. Too often, when there is an IP issue, the focus is on immediate pressures rather than long-term needs. But failing to talk broadly about the ownership and protection of information is not optional in today’s legal and business environment. To effectively protect enterprise value, we in business and in law must learn to speak a little more of each other’s lingo. Read more


The Wild World of Patent Venue (And How It Could Be Changing)
At first blush, a discussion of the rules governing venue of patent infringement lawsuits sounds like a boring topic. But those rules have led to some unexpected real-world situations. For example, in some recent years patent lawsuits filed in small eastern Texas towns accounted for more than 40 percent of all U.S. patent infringement lawsuits. Read more


Federal Circuit Cases Clarify What Makes a Valid Software Patent
Several recent decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit have untangled crucial uncertainties plaguing software patent applicants following the outcome of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, 134 S. Ct. 2347, 2355 (2014). Namely, the Federal Circuit’s rulings have addressed the validity of claims under by 35 U.S.C. Section 101, which covers subject matter eligibility, and 35 U.S.C. Section 112(f), which covers “means-plus-function” limitations. Read more

What Originalist Viewpoints May Mean for Patent Law
The landscape for patent law has changed more quickly over the last five years than it had in preceding decades. The America Invents Act, which was enacted in September 2011, may be the most comprehensive and significant change to patent law in decades, and recent case law appears to be accelerating changes. Read more


‘America First’: Section 337 as the Ultimate Border Wall?
On Jan. 20, as the world watched, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th U.S. president. As the world’s newest political orator, from the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building, President Trump proudly announced his “America First” policy. Speaking to “every city,” “every foreign capital,” and “every hall of power,” he declared, “from this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward it’s going to be only America first—America first.” Read more
 

Will ‘Chevron’ Deference Soon Be Gone, Gone, Gone?
On June 25, 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Chevron, U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, 467 U.S. 837 (1984). In that decision, the court held that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “definition of the term ‘source’ is a permissible construction of the statute which seeks to accommodate progress in reducing air pollution with economic growth.” Read more

 

In the Legal’s Intellectual Property supplement, read about patent venues, what makes a valid software patent and whether the ‘Cheveron’ deference will soon be gone.

Click here to download the digital edtion


Mastering the Language of Business Strategy
Lawyers and business professionals often do not speak the same language, particularly when intellectual property law is involved. Too often, when there is an IP issue, the focus is on immediate pressures rather than long-term needs. But failing to talk broadly about the ownership and protection of information is not optional in today’s legal and business environment. To effectively protect enterprise value, we in business and in law must learn to speak a little more of each other’s lingo. Read more


The Wild World of Patent Venue (And How It Could Be Changing)
At first blush, a discussion of the rules governing venue of patent infringement lawsuits sounds like a boring topic. But those rules have led to some unexpected real-world situations. For example, in some recent years patent lawsuits filed in small eastern Texas towns accounted for more than 40 percent of all U.S. patent infringement lawsuits. Read more


Federal Circuit Cases Clarify What Makes a Valid Software Patent
Several recent decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit have untangled crucial uncertainties plaguing software patent applicants following the outcome of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International , 134 S. Ct. 2347, 2355 ( 2014 ) . Namely, the Federal Circuit’s rulings have addressed the validity of claims under by 35 U.S.C. Section 101, which covers subject matter eligibility, and 35 U.S.C. Section 112(f), which covers “means-plus-function” limitations. Read more

What Originalist Viewpoints May Mean for Patent Law
The landscape for patent law has changed more quickly over the last five years than it had in preceding decades. The America Invents Act, which was enacted in September 2011, may be the most comprehensive and significant change to patent law in decades, and recent case law appears to be accelerating changes. Read more


‘America First’: Section 337 as the Ultimate Border Wall?
On Jan. 20, as the world watched, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th U.S. president. As the world’s newest political orator, from the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building, President Trump proudly announced his “America First” policy. Speaking to “every city,” “every foreign capital,” and “every hall of power,” he declared, “from this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward it’s going to be only America first—America first.” Read more
 

Will ‘ Chevron ‘ Deference Soon Be Gone, Gone, Gone?
On June 25, 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Chevron , U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council , 467 U.S. 837 ( 1984 ) . In that decision, the court held that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “definition of the term ‘source’ is a permissible construction of the statute which seeks to accommodate progress in reducing air pollution with economic growth.” Read more