USPTO 的讓步與要求:撰寫軟體專利申請案面臨更多的挑戰

For English version, click here. 美國專利商標局(USPTO)發布了一項新審查基準,降低了軟體專利申請人在證明其發明符合35 U.S.C.第101節規定的專利保護條件時所面臨的障礙。與此同時,USPTO還根據另一條專利法:35 U.S.C.第112節發布了...
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The USPTO Gives and Takes Away: More Challenges in Drafting Software Patent Applications

At the same time the USPTO issued new guidance lowering the obstacles software patent applicants face in demonstrating that their inventions are eligible for patent protection under 35 U.S.C. 101, the USPTO also issued new guidance heightening scrutiny of software patent applications under another p...
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Lee v. Tam: New Opportunities for Offensive Trademarks?

On January 18, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral argument for Lee v. Tam.[1]  In this case, the Supreme Court will review whether the 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a) of the Lanham Act, which prohibits the registration of disparaging trademarks, is facially invalid under the Free Speech Clause of the First A...
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Supreme Court Rejects a Good Faith Belief of Invalidity as a Defense to Inducement

A party is liable for inducing infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(b) if it knowingly causes another party to perform the acts of infringement.  Because knowledge of infringement is a requirement for inducing infringement, the inducer’s good faith belief that the activities he is inducing are non...
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